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on Feb 6, 2011
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Due to social, economic, and political problems, The Roman Empire started to decline.
The Twelve Tables was Rome's first code of laws. These laws helped the Romans develope a more civilized society
Since Constantine legalized Christianity, this religion has spread around Rome. Mostly to the lower classes.
Romans were fearful of Carthage's power, so in 246 B.C.E the two powers struggled for control over the western Mediterranean. There were 3 Punic Wars.
The Battle of Zama was in the Second Punic War. After a loss of fourty thousand men when Hannibal invaded Italy, Rome built up a new army and invaded Cathage. Carthage lost and Romans won Spain.
Rome was at it's peek during the Pax Romana. This was a time of peace and prosperity.