- For other uses, see Rome.
Rome was the capital city of the nation-state of Italy, located on Earth's European continent. Rome was located at the confluence of the Tiber and Aniene rivers, near the western coast of Italy. The Federation starships USS Rome were named for this city.
The city has played a major role in shaping Earth history. Rome was the capital of the Roman Republic, and would later become the capital of the Roman Empire - the largest and most powerful empire in classical western civilization. (TOS episode: "By Any Other Name"; TNG novel: The Captains' Honor)
Marcus Aurelius was a warrior and philosopher from Rome. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)
When a landing party from the USS Enterprise encountered the Guardian of Forever on the planet Gateway in 2267, the Guardian displayed images from Ancient Rome. (TOS novel: The Fire and the Rose)
Rome and the surrounding area were the subject of much archaeological study in the modern age, as the city was built in layers upon ruins of previous eras. (CoE eBook: Ghost)
Prynn Tenmei visited Rome when she, Elias Vaughn and Ruriko Tenmei lived in Tuscany. (DS9 - Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel: Andor: Paradigm)