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La Victoire de Samothrace, Unknown, 190 BC

Pompeii

2nd c. BC

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Roman Pompeii participated in many successful Roman military campaigns.

In this period Rome defeated its arch-rivals Carthage and Corinth, razing the cities to the ground and ending the period of Greek dominance in the region.

This was a very prosperous time for Pompeii, as Rome rewarded its allies generously.

The Forum and many others buildings were built.

This statue of Apollo was a gift from the general of the Corinth expedition, Lucius Mummius Achaicus, to thank Pompeii for its military contribution.

La Joconde, de Vinci (1519)

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Pompeii rebels against Rome

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