Let’s learn some basics of Roman history... or Ancient Rome 101, as the people at National Geographic puts it.
For more than a millennia, Rome was the heart of the civilized world. Leader in art, culture, economy, science, military prowess, Rome truly was caput mundi, the head of the World.
Rome managed to develop, obtain and maintain power through a sagacious and intelligence balancing of innovation and acceptance of the cultures and people that were conquered.
The most striking thing, when you think about it, is that we, still today, think, work and approach the world the way we inherited from the ancient Romans: an eternal legacy, just like eternal is this city.