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This name which means “Roman or from Rome”, is linked to the city of Rome. About the origin of the name “Roma” several hypotheses have been advanced. The most important are the following: 1) From “rōmŭlus” (figuratively) Roman, son of Ascanius and founder of the city. 2) The most credited version is from the Etruscan “rumon”, “ruma” plus the Etruscan suffix “-on”, an archaic name of Tiber. After 650 BC, the Etruscans became dominant in Italy and expanded into north-central Italy. Roman tradition claimed that Rome had been under the control of seven kings from 753 to 509 BC beginning with the mythic Romulus who along with his brother Remus were said to have founded the city of Rome.

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