1) what social, political, and military practices made possible the expansion of Rome from a collection of villages in to a power that ultimately destroyed Carthage in the Punic Wars?
2) What is Pax Romana? what role did Augustus, the first Emperor paly in it? why is Agustus reign referred to as the Golden Age of Rome?
Because these questions embody such as vast time span, I offer some notes and research to guide you:
1) As you note how some social, political, and military practices made possible the expansion of Rome from a collection of villages in to a power that ultimately destroyed Carthage in the Punic Wars, you might overview how
its geography, more than anything else, placed into a strategic position. However, socially, you might note the ranks and divisions "As with many cultures, a person's quality of life depended in many ways on their rank within the social structure" (http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/life.html).
Because Rome was an urban culture, its cities gave a sense of social empowerment, too. You might also note how Roman society emphasized status. Research shows that "Institutionalized in what is called the patron-client system, Roman society was really a network of personal relationships that obligated people to one another in a legal fashion. The man of superior talent and status was a patron (patronus). It was he who could provide ...
This job names social, political, and military practices and the expansion of Rome.