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The hills upon which Rome was built would have made it defensible, and its river would have been useful for trading links.

The intermixing of cultures and languages would undoubtedly have exercised some influence. Religion and myth are particularly notable.

Augustus had a huge ideological investment in the Aeneas myth, that  both recite as historical fact. He linked his family ancestry to Aeneas. Were both historians propagandists for the regime?

Both are keen to extol the virtues and historical foundations of what they see as the most successful culture in world history. Could this lead to a lack of critical thinking about Rome’s origins?


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