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Romans: Inclusive Conquest & Loyal Citizens

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The Romans ruthlessly conquered Carthage and the rest of the Mediterranean region, but also gained the allegiance of most of the people they subdued. How? By giving them citizenship and including them in the benefits of empire, best exemplified by one of Rome’s good emperors, Hadrian.

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Romans: Inclusive Conquest & Loyal Citizens

Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence

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The Minoans, a prosperous, peaceful island people in the Mediterranean region, influenced the Greeks, as seen in the Greek Minotaur and Theseus myth. Minoan art suggests a peaceful life without war, with violence sublimated in their bull-worship rituals. Females seem to have been more influential here than anywhere else in the Ancient World.

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Phoenicians: The Alphabet and Carthage's Hannibal

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The Phoenicians did not create an empire, but several city-states such as Byblos and Carthage. They were very successful seafaring traders.  Their most influential legacy is the creation of a simple alphabet for business transactions. Its structure was adopted by the Greeks, Romans, and other Western languages, including English.

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Phoenicians: The Alphabet and Carthage's Hannibal