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During the Punic wars Rimini remained faithful to the Republic and for this it had special privileges from the Senate of the Roman People.
In the 90 b.C. Rimini became council town. In the 82 b.C. it came occupied by general Silla that put it to iron and fire but without to deprive it of the citizenship. With the constitution of the roman province called Gallia Cisalpina, Rimini re-entered in the borders of Italy becoming the more northern City of the republic.
In the 49 b.C. when Giulius Caesar headed towards Rome crossing the Rubicone river beginning the second civil war Rimini was the first Italian city to be occupied.
Rimini caught up the apex of the own wealth during the age of Augustus, there grew shipyards and brick factories, the Rimini harbour became base, with the one of Ravenna, of the Adriatic Roman fleet.
In the 27 (b.C.) the citizens of Rimini in sign of gratitude towards emperor Augusto erected a great arc of triumph. Tiberio, the successor of Augusto in the 21 a.C. constructed an imposing bridge on the Marecchia River. Later constructed an Amphitheater to contain approximately 12.000 persons.
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