An original Hellenic civilization soon developed, later interacting with the native Italic and Latin civilisations. 1 EARLY ROME I. On land, these wars were primarily fought by armies of mercenaries known as condottieri, bands of soldiers drawn from around Europe, but especially Germany and Switzerland, led largely by Italian captains. , A few years later, in 474 BC, Syracuse's tyrant Hiero defeated the Etruscans at the Battle of Cumae. From the 5th century BCE, evidence o… , In 27 BCE, Octavian was the sole Roman leader. Mussolini tried to calm his ally by stating that he would be in Athens in two weeks time invasion of Greece. the Hebraic insurrection in Judea) (70) and brief civil wars (e.g. The First Triumvirate ("three men"), had satisfied the interests of these three men: Crassus, the richest man in Rome, became richer; Pompey exerted more influence in the Senate; and Caesar held consulship and military command in Gaul. On 2 June 1946, the republican side won 54% of the vote and Italy officially became a republic. They were Barlaam of Seminara and his disciple Leonzio Pilato of Seminara. Socialist deputy Giacomo Matteotti was assassinated after calling for a nullification of the vote because of the irregularities. The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy after 800 BCE. The Papacy regained its authority, and undertook a long struggle against the Holy Roman Empire. , Much of Venice's hinterland (but not the city itself) was devastated by the Turks in 1499 and again invaded and plundered by the League of Cambrai in 1509. Etruscan Government. 496 BC: Sophocles is born. In the 1970s Italy saw an unexpected escalation of political violence. Barlaam was a master in Greek and was the initial teacher to Petrarch and Giovanni Boccaccio of the language. In practice, trasformismo was authoritarian and corrupt, Depretis pressured districts to vote for his candidates if they wished to gain favourable concessions from Depretis when in power. In 800, Charlemagne was crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope in Saint Peter's Basilica. This suggests that Altinum was the main port of the Veneti in the proto-historical age. The Socialist Party became the main political party, outclassing the traditional liberal and conservative organisations. However, there exists no doubt that the political structure of the Etruscan culture was similar, albeit more aristocratic, to Magna Graecia in the south. Over the next four years, Mussolini eliminated nearly all checks and balances on his power. The North was under indirect rule of the Austrian Habsburgs in their positions as Holy Roman Emperors, and the south was under direct rule of the Spanish branch of the Habsburgs. Thousands of miles of railways and highways were completed in record times to connect the main urban areas, while dams and power plants were built all over Italy, often without regard for geological and environmental conditions. The Fascist Party used violence and intimidation to achieve the threshold in the 1924 election, thus obtaining control of Parliament. The first battles came on 9 April, between the French and the Piedmontese, and within only two weeks Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia was forced to sign an armistice. ", Antonio Carlo, "Against the 'Southern Question'" (1974), Luigi Tomassini, "Industrial Mobilization and the labour market in Italy during the First World War,", The Fascist Experience by Edward R. Tannenbaum, p. 22, James J. Sadkovich, "Understanding Defeat: Reappraising Italy's Role in World War II,", Jon E. Lewis (1999), The Mammoth Book of True War Stories, p. 318, Francesca Fauri, "The Role of Fiat in the Development of the Italian Car Industry in the 1950s". The Congress of Vienna (1814) restored the situation of the late 18th century, which was however quickly overturned by the incipient movement of Italian unification. Reversing the decision seemed impossible, for the Triple Alliance did not want Italy back, and the king's throne was at risk. During the Archaic and Classical periods (6th through 4th centuries BC), foreign trade stimulated new technologies: goldsmithing, glassmaking, mass production of terracotta tiles and urns, and monumental stone carving. In September, he ordered the invasion of Egypt; despite initial success, Italian forces were soon driven back by the British (see Operation Compass). According to American historian John W. Gordon, the British special forces were so impressed by the methods and tactics of the Italian desert corps "that they actually copied them". in 68 CE the year of the four emperors) demanded the legions' attention on several occasions. With this colonization, Greek culture was exported to Italy, in its dialects of the Ancient Greek language, its religious rites and its traditions of the independent polis. Some 650,000 Italian soldiers died and 950,000 were wounded, while the economy required large-scale Allied funding to survive. Their gilt statues stood in the Roman Forum, and later apparently in the Porticus Deorum Consentium. On Napoleon's escape and return to France (the Hundred Days), he regained Murat's support, but Murat proved unable to convince the Italians to fight for Napoleon with his Proclamation of Rimini and was beaten and killed. Its attempt to occupy Ethiopia failed in the First Italo–Ethiopian War of 1895–1896. In 1808, he also annexed Marche and Tuscany to the Kingdom of Italy. Nationalists advocated Italy's domination of the Mediterranean Sea by occupying Greece as well as the Adriatic coastal region of Dalmatia but no attempts were made. Antony settled in Egypt with his lover, Cleopatra VII. In the 1950s and 1960s the country enjoyed prolonged economic boom, which was accompanied by a dramatic rise in the standard of living of ordinary Italians. Etruscan women seem to have had a status equal to men. Rome had been in existence since the Stone Age. The government of Badoglio had remained in being for some nine months. Arnobius states that the Etruscans had a set of six male and six female deities which they called consentes and complices because they rose and set together, implying an astronomical significance, and that these twelve acted as councillors of Jupiter. ... Battle of Cumae—The Syracusans under Hiero I defeat the Etruscans and end Etruscan expansion in southern Italy. Mercenaries were also a constant threat to their employers; if not paid, they often turned on their patron. 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