The Etruscans

  • 400

    The Romans begin expanding the Empire, beginning the conquest of the peninsula.

  • 500

    Rome becomes the most important city in central Italy

    At the same time, it rebells against the Etruscans and Latins.
  • 500

    Rome is independent of the Etruscans

    Facilitated by the loss of the Etruscans to the Greeks
  • Period: 500 to Mar 22, 600

    The Etruscans capture large portions of Italy, including Rome

    Corsica is also conquered
  • Mar 22, 650

    Rome is established as a city, not just a series of villages

  • Period: Mar 22, 800 to Mar 22, 900

    The Etruscans settle the Italian Peninsula

    No one really knows where they came from.