The Birth and Death of the Roman Republic is a multi-scenario career that spans a thousand year period from the beginning of the first millenium BC to the collapse of the Roman republic from the viewpoint of Rome. All landscapes are as close to reality as is possible and all events are authentic for the time periods described.
Although the site of Rome was occupied as early as the Bronze Age c.1500 BC, continuous settlement did not take place until the beginning of the first millenium BC. By the 8th century BC separate villages of various iron-using Indo-European peoples populated the Palatine Hill and later the Aventine Hill. The area at this time was an isolated agricultural region that consisted of diverse cultural groups such as the Latins and the Sabines that existed alongside each other in volatile tolerance.
Wolf packs roam the hills and the lack of any military or police means that they may cause a problem, though I am sure that you will work out a solution to this problem. The heathens populating the hills have not yet descovered the benefit of worshiping the gods and their building skills are limited to small shacks, but the local natives are willing to trade so it should be fairly easy to build a thriving community.