Roman Empire

  • 509 BCE

    Roman Republic is established

    Roman Republic is established
    The Roman Republic was the era of classical Roman civilization, led by the Roman people, beginning with the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom.
  • 218 BCE

    Hannibal's Invasion of Italy

    Hannibal's Invasion of Italy
    The Hannibal came to Northern Italy with 26,000 soldiers that included Spanish infantry, the superbly trained Numidian cavalry, and war elephant. The Carthaginians again defeated the Romans on the left bank of the Trebia River.
  • 71 BCE

    The Spartacus revolt

    The Spartacus revolt
    It's the most successful slave revolt in the history of Rome. The primary plan of the gladiators, according to the historian Plutarch, was only to escape. But things start to turn when that plan was discovered, they had no option but to fight for their independence or submit to execution.
  • 45 BCE

    Julius Caesar becomes the first dictator of Rome

    Julius Caesar becomes the first dictator of Rome
    Julius Caesar was a Roman general and politician who named himself dictator of the Roman Empire, his rule lasted less than one year before he was assassinated.
  • 78

    The Colosseum

    The Colosseum
    The Colosseum is the symbol of Rome. It is a grand structure with almost 2,000 years of history.
  • 121

    The Hadrian Wall is built

    The Hadrian Wall is built
    The wall was built by the Roman army on the commands of the emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain. The wall crossed northern Britain from Wallsend on the River Tyne in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west, at 73 miles long.
  • 395

    Rome splits into two empires

    Rome splits into two empires
    Emperor Diocletian decided that the Roman Empire was too large to control, so he divided the Empire into two sections, the Eastern Roman Empire and the Western Roman Empire.
  • 476

    The fall of Western Roman Empire

    The fall of Western Roman Empire
    The fall of the Western Roman was the process of decline in the Western Roman Empire in which the Empire failed to enforce its rule, and its enormous territory was divided into numerous successor polities.