Roman History

  • 756 BCE

    the roman life

    the roman life
    For wealthy Romans, life was good. They lived in beautiful houses – often on the hills outside Rome, away from the noise and the smell. They enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle with luxurious furnishings, surrounded by servants and slaves to cater to their every desire.
  • 753 BCE

    the founding or rome

    the founding or rome
    The founding of Rome Legend has it that on the 21st of April, brothers Romulus and Remus founded Rome. Romulus eventually kills Remus to become the first king and names the city after himself.
  • 753 BCE

    rome's first ruler

    rome's first ruler
    Rome was founded in 753BC by its first king, Romulus.
  • 751 BCE

    poblems of rome

    poblems of rome
    Roman legend says that Romulus had a twin brother called Remus. As babies they were abandoned in the area which later became Rome. A she-wolf found and raised them, but when they grew up, Romulus fought and killed Remus and became the first ruler of Rome!
  • 742 BCE

    what rome included

    what rome included
    all the lands around the Mediterranean and much of Europe, including England, Wales and parts of Scotland.
  • 509 BCE

    the republic begining

    After the last of seven kings, Rome begins the Republic period during which it is ruled by senators and has a constitution.
  • 254 BCE

    roman belifes

    roman belifes
    The Romans believed in gods and goddesses who ruled over different areas of life. For example, Neptune was the god of the ocean, and they prayed to him to protect them at sea. Temples were built to honour the gods, and people would visit them with offerings.
  • 237 BCE

    the battle suite of rome

    the battle suite of  rome
    During battle, a Roman soldier or ‘legionary’ first hurled his spear at the enemy, then he fought him with his sword. To protect himself, he carried a wooden shield and wore a metal helmet and armour.
  • 218 BCE

    Hannibal invades

    Hannibal of Carthage attacks Rome and invades Italy during the Second Punic War.
  • 75 BCE

    Background of Roman Civilization

    The history of Rome is an extraordinary story that spans thousands of years. It's a story that describes a small village that grows in size, strength, and importance to become the largest empire the world had ever seen up to that point. At its peak, Rome embraced between one-sixth and one-fourth of the whole world's population, and it stretched from Britain to the deserts of the Middle East.
  • 73 BCE

    Spartacus slave uprising

    Spartacus, a gladiator, leads an army of slaves in a series of battles. Spartacus and his men were caught and crucified.
  • 45 BCE

    Julius Caesar becomes a dictator

    After Julius Caesar wins the civil war, he establishes himself as a dictator for life and supreme ruler of Rome, thus ending the Roman Republic.
  • 44 BCE

    The death of Julius Caesar

    On March 15th, known today as the Ides of March, Caesar is assassinated on the steps of the Senate by factions wishing to bring back the Republic.
  • 42 BCE

    what they did on their free time

    The Romans didn’t spend all their time fighting – they were amazing architects and engineers too! They built roads and walls – things we now take for granted.
  • 80

    Building of the Colosseum

    Even though Caesar was a dictator, the first leader to call himself ''Emperor'' or Augustus was Octavius.
  • 117

    the roman empire

    the Roman Empire included the whole of Italy
  • 122

    Hadrian's Wall

    A wall was built across the North of England and marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire.
  • 306

    Constantine becomes emperor

    This marks a change in the way that Christians were treated in Rome. Constantine himself became a Christian.
  • 380

    Christianity becomes the official religion

    This will have an effect on the rest of European history to the present day.
  • 395

    Rome splits

    In an effort to make administration of the vast empire easier, Rome becomes two separate empires (Western Roman Empire and Eastern Roman Empire) with two capitals and two rulers.
  • 410

    The attack of the Visigoths

    This marks the beginning of the fatal weakening of Rome that would lead to its downfall
  • 476

    The end of the Western Roman Empire

    The last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus is deposed and the Middle Ages begin.
  • 1052

    what they were known for

    Aqueducts. ... Perhaps most impressive of all, Roman aqueducts were so well built that some are still in use to this day. Rome's famous Trevi Fountain, for instance, is supplied by a restored version of the Aqua Virgo, one of ancient Rome's 11 aqueducts.
  • 1056

    how rome got paided and was treated unfairly

    They earned their money from agriculture and business. ... A wealthy Roman's view was that they needed the slaves in order to make money, but the slaves resented the work because they did not get paid and were treated unfairly.
  • 1057

    how the name rome came about

    Rome is the capital city of Italy. Building started in 753 BC and the Romans developed a story to explain how Rome was built. They believed that twin boys, Romulus and Remus, were taken from their mother and left by the river Tiber to starve.
  • 1242

    what they did to transport water to their cities

    To bring water to their cities, the clever Romans built aqueducts – a system of channels and bridges – to transport water for public baths and toilets!
  • 1327

    what the roman enjoyed

    The Romans liked to enjoy their food, often lying down on a couch while eating with their hands. They occasionally used a spoon, but they would never use a knife and fork. Rich Romans liked to eat exotic food, such as stork, roast parrot and even flamingo!
  • 1442

    what romans use to do

    The Romans built such a huge empire and conquered new lands, thanks to their strong army. The Roman army could march up to 40km a day!
  • 1453

    timeline of roman

    the last Roman emperor in the Italian peninsula was deposed and the empire came to an end (at least the western half of it, as the eastern half persisted in various forms until 1453)
  • 1501

    what roman did to help us

    they did develop them. They did invent underfloor heating, concrete and the calendar that our modern calendar is based on. Concrete played an important part in Roman building, helping them construct structures like aqueducts that included arches.