The Roman world drew its strength from several important sources. A. Numerous controls imposed by Roman rulers held its territory together. B. The Roman military was organized differently from older military organizations. C. Romans valued sea power as did the Latins, the original inhabitants of Rome. D. Roman values were rooted in a strong attachment to the land and the stability of rural life. E. Rome combined aspects of ancient Greek civilization with its own contributions in new areas. F. Educated Romans modeled their own literature and philosophy on the ancient Greeks.