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 ==History and Politics== ==History and Politics==
  
-Carthage is a young city, founded a few hundred years ago by Queen Dido. She was the Queen of Tyre, the Phoenician capital which lay on a small island just of the coast off the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​levant">​Levant</​apdx>​. ​Her reign alongside her husband ended with his murder at the hands of her own brotherDido fled the city with hundreds of supporters ​and her long flight ended in north Africa. On landing ​she faced a local king keen to force her back into the sea. She pleaded with him to allow her people to settle, and he agreed that she could have as much land as she could cover with the skin of a single cow. Dido took the skin and cut in into thin strips, laying them in a huge circle big enough to build a city. Unable to break his word, the king allowed her people to settle and the rise of Carthage began.+Carthage is a young city, founded a few hundred years ago by Queen Dido. She was the Queen of Tyre, the Phoenician capital which lay on a small island just of the coast off the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​levant">​Levant</​apdx>​. ​Deposed by her own brotherDido fled the Tyre with hundreds of supporters. Landing ​in North Africa she faced a local king keen to force her back into the sea. She pleaded with him to allow her people to settle, and he agreed that she could have as much land as she could cover with the skin of a single cow. Dido took the skin and cut in into thin strips, laying them in a huge circle big enough to build a city. Unable to break his word, the king allowed her people to settle and the rise of Carthage began.
  
 Soon the city came to dominate the other Phoenician colonies in the region, then took over nearby African kingdoms by force. When the old mother city Tyre fell to the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persia">​Persians</​apdx>​ a century ago it left Carthage as the centre of the Phoenician world. It controls much of north Africa, the Balearic Islands and half of Sicily, and has colonies along the east coast of Hispania. Out of this melting pot, a distinctive,​ carthaginian culture has arisen.  ​ Soon the city came to dominate the other Phoenician colonies in the region, then took over nearby African kingdoms by force. When the old mother city Tyre fell to the <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​persia">​Persians</​apdx>​ a century ago it left Carthage as the centre of the Phoenician world. It controls much of north Africa, the Balearic Islands and half of Sicily, and has colonies along the east coast of Hispania. Out of this melting pot, a distinctive,​ carthaginian culture has arisen.  ​
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 ===Rome=== ===Rome===
  
-<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​rome">​Rome</​apdx>​ is the most powerful of the many cities in Italy and named after Romulus who founded the City. Romulus and his brother Remus were the sons of an imprisoned ​queen named <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​rhea">Rhea</​apdx>​. ​She was queen of the city of Alba Longa until her husband'​s murder ​by his brother.+<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​rome">​Rome</​apdx>​ is the most powerful of the many cities in Italy and named after Romulus who founded the City. Romulus and his brother Remus were the sons of mortal ​queen and <apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​ares">Ares</​apdx>​. ​By a twist of fate the new born infants were thrown in the River Tiber and nursed ​by a she-wolf until a peasant couple found the babies. When they were grown men Ares revealed their true heritage and commanded them to found a new city in his honour.
  
 +Romulus gained the honour of naming the city by murdering Remus in an argument over where the city should be placed. This tendency towards directness seems to have become a trait of the city itself, probably due to the influence of Ares. When Romulus wanted to obtain slaves for his people he simply invited local tribesfolk into the city for a feast and then imprisoned them. 
  
-<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​ares">​Ares</​apdx>​ came to her, keen to raise a new warrior city loyal to him and useful in Olympic politics. He promised Rhea that the children he sired with her would found a new city and avenge her husband'​s death. She agreed, but on the twins' birth the ruler of Alba Longa threw them in the river Tiber. Not to be thwarted, Ares ensured the river carried them away on mats of reeds. Later he sent a she-wolf to nurse them and a woodpecker to gather food for them. A peasant couple found and raised the children. When they were grown men Ares revealed their true heritage and set them to found a new city. +== Politics ​==
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-Romulus gained the honour of naming the city by murdering Remus in an argument over where the city should be placed. This tendency towards directness seems to have become a trait of the city itself, probably the influence of Ares again. When Romulus wanted to obtain wives for his new people he invited many local tribes into the city and stole every woman who entered. The resulting war gave Romulus an excuse to conquer new territory for his new people. +
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-Rome was established as a kingdom with monarchs elected for life by the people and advised by a Senate of the richest and oldest families. This elective monarchy was overthrown two centuries ago by the Senate. The new republic is ruled by a pair of Consuls who are elected every year, not by the people but by the Senate.+
  
 +The city is a republic ruled by a pair of Consuls who are elected every year, not by the people but by a Senate of the richest and oldest families. ​
 Rome has taken control of much of the Italian peninsula by assimilating the peoples around it as much as by military conquest. Their culture is Etruscan, like the rest of Italy, but they also have a fascination with Greek ways, modelling most of their art, dress and architecture on Greek designs. Rome has taken control of much of the Italian peninsula by assimilating the peoples around it as much as by military conquest. Their culture is Etruscan, like the rest of Italy, but they also have a fascination with Greek ways, modelling most of their art, dress and architecture on Greek designs.
  
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