Ancient Rome- Zoe Buske

Timeline created by mrmoldenhauer
  • -800 BCE

    Start of Rome

    Start of Rome
    The Latin moved over to Italy. There they settled along the Tiber River. The story of Remus and Romulus was told her. It was about how they were raised by wolves and then made Kings. They were considered the sons of the god Mars.
  • -509 BCE

    Establishing a Republic

    Establishing a Republic
    The Romans decided to drive out the Etruscans and established a republic. They thought that having a republic would help by splitting up the power rather than giving it to one specific person.
  • -276 BCE

    Conquering the Peninsula

    Conquering the Peninsula
    Rome had grown so much power. It was very well put together. They had citizens as their soldiers and had 500 legion men. They had a strong army because they were valued for courage and bravery.
  • -260 BCE

    First Punic War

    First Punic War
    They spent time rebuilding it and won key naval victories on engineering and soldiery. Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic fought 3 wars. Rome won Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia.
  • -58 BCE

    Julius Caesar lead his army into Gaul.

    Julius Caesar lead his army into Gaul.
    When he was ordered to do something; he did something else. He led his army across the Rubicon River. He had Pompey murdered, He also defeated his own sons.
  • -44 BCE

    Growth of Roman Power

    Growth of Roman Power
    A new class gained power. They bought large areas of land and slaves. The gap between poor and rich became even larger.
  • 14

    Octavian's Rule Comes to an End

    Octavian's Rule Comes to an End
    He created a stable government. He was a good man based on merit. He also collected census and set up public works.
  • 79

    Mt. Vesuvius

    Mt. Vesuvius
    This is a volcano that erupted. It covered the whole city of Pompeii in ash. It killed and trapped many people but all their belongings were preserved.
  • 180

    Pax Romana Ended

    Pax Romana Ended
    After the death of Marcus Aurelius, it ended. Rome fell into political instability. 26 different rulers, either overthrown or assassinated, and nothing was working.
  • 218

    Hannibal Invades Italy

    Hannibal Invades Italy
    This sparked the Second Punic War. He then marched through Central Italy. It is rembembered as one of the most famous campaigns in history.
  • 237

    Second Punic War

    Second Punic War
    It Started because of Spain. Hannibal established new land in Spain. Hannibal crossed the Alps and surprised the Romans with elephants. Hannibal was forced to retreat.
  • 284

    Emperor Diocletian

    Emperor Diocletian
    He tried to restore order. He appointed a co-emperor who was one of his very good friends. Diocletian ruled to the wealthy eastern side. It only helped for a little bit.
  • 312

    Constantine's Conversion

    Constantine's Conversion
    He was getting ready for battle when all of a sudden he saw a dream telling him that he would win somehow. They somehow was going to be Jesus. He ordered all of the persecution to stop. Here he publicly announced his faith as a Christian.
  • 312

    Constantine takes the Throne

    Constantine takes the Throne
    He altered Europe's future. He named the capital, Constantinople. He also later made the official language Christianity.
  • 476

    Rome Falls

    Rome Falls
    It was the process of decline. It failed because they failed to enforce its rule. All the territory was divided into several polities.