Aug 2, 216BC-Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle Of Cannae
Republican Rome was pushed to the brink of collapse on August 2, 216 B.C., when the Carthaginian general Hannibal annihilated at least 50,000 of its legionaries at the Second Punic War’s Battle of Can...
Italian Wife Faces Prison After Husband Complains She Didn't Do Housework
An Italian wife faces prison after her husband claimed she abused him by not cleaning and cooking enough, European media reported. The husband claimed his 40-year-old wife failed to sufficiently clean...
The City in Decline: Rome in Late Antiquity
This paper addresses the question of what happens to cities in long-term decline. It uses as an example perhaps the most famous such city, Rome, whose population declined from about a million persons...
The Rape of the Sabine Women
According to tradition, the city of Rome was founded in the 8th century B.C. by Romulus. The Roman historian Livy wrote that the city of Rome grew strong quickly, and was able to defend itself against
Ancient Rome
A video made for an Independent Study course at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to show the lasting legacy of the Romans in the world today. Looks at t...
Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome was an Italic civilization that began on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become ...
Corruption in Italy
Corruption in Italy is examined on this page.
Political corruption remains a major problem in Italy, particularly in Southern Italy including Calabria, parts of Campania and Sicily where corruptio...
Crime in Italy
Crime in Italy is combated by the spectrum of Italian law enforcement agencies.
Levels of crime are unevenly spread throughout the peninsula.Traditionally, the areas most affected by high levels o...
Demographics of Italy
This article is about the demographic features of the population of Italy, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and...
Demographics of Italy - Wikipedia
Education in Italy
Education in Italy is compulsory from 6 to 16 years of age, and is divided into five stages: kindergarten (scuola dell'infanzia), primary school (scuola primaria or scuola elementare), lower secondary...
Education in Italy - Wikipedia
Italians
Italians (Italian: Italiani) are a nation and ethnic group native to Italy who share a common Italian culture, ancestry and speak the Italian language as a mother tongue. Legally, Italians are cit...
Italians - Wikipedia
Gambling in Italy
Gambling in Italy has existed for centuries and has taken on many forms. The history of gambling in Italy dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, when the predecessor of the modern backgammon, Lud...
Gambling in Italy - Wikipedia
Health in Italy
For information regarding Italy's healthcare system, see Healthcare in ItalyItaly is known for its generally very good health, considering the fact that it has the world's 6th highest life expectancy,...
Health in Italy - Wikipedia
Immigration to Italy
Immigration to Italy is a phenomenon that became relevant only at the end of the 1970s.As of January 2013, there were 4,387,721 foreign nationals resident in Italy. This amounted to 7.4% of the countr...
Immigration to Italy - Wikipedia
Italian culture
Italy is considered a birthplace of Western civilization and a cultural superpower. Italy has been the starting point of phenomena of international impact such as the Roman Empire, the Roman Catholic ...
Italian culture - Wikipedia
Languages of Italy
There are a variety of regional languages spoken to varying degrees in Italy, most of which belong to various branches of the Romance languages and are hence descendants of Vulgar Latin. The official ...
Languages of Italy - Wikipedia
Law enforcement in Italy
Law enforcement in Italy is provided by multiple police forces, five of which are national, Italian agencies.
During 2005 in Italy, the number of active police officers from all agencies totaled 3...
Law enforcement in Italy - Wikipedia
Italian people
Italians (Italian: Italiani) are a nation and ethnic group native to Italy who share a common Italian culture, ancestry and speak the Italian language as a mother tongue. Legally, Italians are cit...
Italian people - Wikipedia