But at the height of its power, the Romans ruled over the biggest chunk of land in that era – all the present day counties surrounding the modern day Mediterranean sea were a part of ancient Rome.Early Rome was governed by kings, but after only seven of them had ruled, the Romans took power over their own city and ruled themselves.They then instead had a council known as the ‘senate’ which ruled over them.From this point on one speaks of the ‘Roman Republic’.Around the 1200s and early 1300s, the people in present day Mexico used to live in three big rival cities – Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan.
Civilization Name: Aztecs Civilization Period: 1345 A. DOriginated Location: South-central region of pre-Columbian Mexico Current Location: Mexican Major Highlights: Nahuatl became the major language The Aztecs came upon the scene pretty much around the time when the Incas were appearing as the powerful contenders in South America.
But then, the Spanish arrived with their expansion plans.
This eventually led to a huge battle between the Incas and the alliance of Spanish conquistadors and the native allies they had assembled led by the famous (or rather infamous) Hernan Cortes in 1521.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
In the course of human evolution, at a certain point in time, the idea of living in a group with mutual understanding and dependency became a very useful and practical lifestyle.