The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. The main cause of the Punic Wars was the conflicts of interest between the existing Carthaginian Empire and the expanding Roman Republic.
Council of Pleb: the principal popular assembly of the ancient Roman Republic. It functioned as a legislative assembly, through which the plebeians (commoners) could pass laws, elect magistrates, and try judicial cases.
Rome, Italy - The Forum - The first theatre was built at the end of the first century B. by Agrippa, the right-hand man of Augustus. It could hold 3000 spectators. It was built together with a large square to the north, the Piazzale delle Corporazioni