During this era, the city saw tremendous prospects in trade. The Greeks that travelled to Rome formed the baseline for building the Roman culture. The Etruscans bought about the advent of trade and modern luxury to Roman civilization (Le Glay, pp. 192). The Roman civilization with the Etruscans learned several tricks of trade from them and this eventually led to its fast development during the 8th and 9th Century.
In the quest to have a more modern and powerful empire, the Roman kings also entered into several wars to gain more wealth as well as prestige. However as the Roman civilization grew, there was a growing advent of corruption and crime in the city of Rome (Ogilvie, pp. 136). There were the increasing levels of disparity in the society and the Rich became richer like the Patricians and the slaves formed the working lower class. However, with the growth of the Gracchi brothers, Tiberius and Gaius, there were social and political reform movements.