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The dominance of the city-states was ended by the Roman Empire, which had
itself started in the Roman city-state. The growth of Rome as the empire's
administrative and economic centre created vast new problems of urban
provision and ...
Roman citizenship was acquired by birth if both parents were Roman citizens (
cives), although one of them, usually the mother, might be a peregrinus ("alien")
with connubium (the right to contract a Roman marriage). Otherwise, citizenship ...
Belgium, Portugal, and The Netherlands all divested themselves of most of their
overseas possessions during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Colonna family, noble
Roman family of great antiquity and importance, descended from the 10th-
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