No sé si sabían pero hay un plano gigante de Roma grabado en marmol, enterrado en las paredes y fundaciones de iglesias y palazzos. pic.twitter.com/KjXcXlJQDH
— Kohan Toys (@kohantoys) March 19, 2021
Twenty thousand pound weight of gold was annually received from the provinces of Asturia, Gallicia, and Lusitania.
Spain, by a very singular fatality, was the Peru and Mexico of the old world
During more than two hundred years after the conquest of Veii, the victories of the republic added less to the wealth than to the power of Rome
Its form was an exact quadrangle; and we may calculate, that a square of about seven hundred yards was sufficient for the encampment of twenty thousand Romans; though a similar number of our own troops would expose to the enemy a front of more than treble that extent. In the midst of the camp, the prætorium, or general’s quarters, rose above the others; the cavalry, the infantry, and the auxiliaries occupied their respective stations; the streets were broad and perfectly straight, and a vacant space of two hundred feet was left on all sides between the tents and the rampart. The rampart itself was usually twelve feet high, armed with a line of strong and intricate palisades, and defended by a ditch of twelve feet in depth as well as in breadth