Ancient Rome- Nathan R

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In History
  • -753 BCE

    Beginning of Ancient Rome

    Beginning of Ancient Rome
    In 753 BC the two brothers Romulus and Remus were raised by a she-wolf. They then were found by some shepherd. He raised them as his own. They became natural leaders. Remus was captured and Romulus gathered shepherds and went to rescue his brother. They killed the king in the process and took the throne.
  • -509 BCE

    Rome becomes a republic

    Rome becomes a republic
    In 509 BC Rome became a republic. The last king was overthrown and was now ruled by elected officials called the Senate.
  • -270 BCE

    Roman Expansion

    Roman Expansion
    In 270 BC Rome had conquered the entire peninsula and their power was growing over time. They organized their armies into legions which were a 5000 man group.
  • -260 BCE

    The first Punic war

    The first Punic war
    In this first Punic war Rome won Sicily, Corsica, and Sardina. They won key naval victories from this.
  • -237 BCE

    The Second Punic War

    The Second Punic War
    This war broke out because of Spain. Hannibal crossed the Alps with his war elephants and surprised the Romans. For 15 years he won battles but never captured Rome. But finally, Rome forced him to leave and defend Carthage.
  • -149 BCE

    The Third Punic War

    The Third Punic War
    In this war, Carthage gets destroyed. Salt was poured on the land so nothing could grow. Survivors were killed or sold into slavery.
  • -133 BCE

    Rome claims a sea as theirs

    Rome claims a sea as theirs
    In 133 BC Rome refers to the Mediterranean Sea, as Mare Nostrum meaning our sea.
  • -133 BCE

    Helping Of the Poor

    Helping Of the Poor
    In 133 BC Tiberius Gracchus called for the state to distribute land to the poor.
  • -123 BCE

    More Aid To The Poor

    More Aid To The Poor
    In 123 BC His brother Gaius sought public funds to buy grain for the poor.
  • -66 BCE

    Rebel against Rome

    Rebel against Rome
    In 66 BC discontent from the people led to an open rebellion against Rome.
  • -63 BCE

    The Rise of Christianity

    The Rise of Christianity
    After Judea fell in 63 BC the Jews started to accept Roman rule. Many believed that God would send a messiah, who would lead them into freedom from Rome. They often prayed for God's help and many people noticed and took thought to also believing in the same God as them.
  • -58 BCE

    The March on Rome

    The March on Rome
    In 58 BC Julius Caesar led his army through the Rubicon River after the Senate told him to disband his army. He then marched in on Rome. Caesar defeated the sons in battle and declared himself as a dictator. The Senate agreed to let him take power.
  • -4 BCE

    The Birth Of Jesus

    The Birth Of Jesus
    This was around 4 BC and was in Bethlehem In Jerusalem.
  • 70

    Rome Destroys The Uprising

    Rome Destroys The Uprising
    In 70 AD Rome crushed the uprising and burned the Jewish temple in Jerusalem to show them they will not beat them and what they think of them trying to start an uprising.
  • 313

    The Edict Of Milan

    The Edict Of Milan
    In A.D. 313 the Edict of Milan granted freedom of worship to citizens of the Roman empire. This was established by Emperor Constantine.
  • 476

    The Fall Of Rome

    The Fall Of Rome
    Following the death of Marcus Aurelius in 180 the Pax Romana ended. Rome fell into political instability and violence. Economical and social problems grew over time. The Roman Legions were no longer invincible.Military, Economic, Social, and Political factors all contributed to Romes decline.
  • Period:
    -264 BCE
    to
    -146 BCE

    Start of war

    From 264 BC to 146 BC Rome fought 3 Punic wars against Carthage.