"Rome wasn't built in a day."
The most powerful and important civilization for many centuries of the ancient world was the Roman civilization. However, this civilization didn't start out big and strong, but only as many families living in group. Over time, these families grew, more families joined, and this people, called the Latins, were ruled by other people, called the Etruscans. Eventually, the Latins became their own rulers. In a few hundred years, the Romans had one of the most powerful empires in the world.