Hannibal invades ItalyDuring the Punic War, Hannibal leads an army to attack Rome.
Circus Maximus BuiltThe Circus Maximus was a stadium built for chariot races and could seat around 150,000 people.
Rome becomes a republicThe last king of Rome is overthrown and Rome is now ruled by a republic, meaning that it is ruled by elected officials and there is a constitution with laws.
Jan 1, 753
City of Rome foundedAccording to Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the god of war named Mars, founded Rome in 753 BC. Romulus then killed Remus and became ruler of Rome and named the city after himself. For the next 240 years Rome was ruled by kings.