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Chapter 13, Lesson 1: The Birth of Rome(pp. 396-399)

I. Seven Kings

II. Midpoint of the Mediterranean

    A. Rome lay near the center of the peninsula, with Etruscans to the north and Greek colonies to the south.

    B. Rome's location had several advantages: it was a difficult place for enemies to attack; close to the sea, but not too close; and on an important river that brought supplies in and out.

    C. Rome was also with easy reach of Greece, Spain, and the northern coast of Africa.

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