Roman Timeline

  • 753 BCE

    The creation of Rome

    The creation of Rome
    Romulus killed his twin brother Remus after an argument about where to locate the new city, and gave his name to the city.
  • Period: 753 BCE to 509 BCE

    Roman Monarchy

    The kings of Rome were elected by the people of Rome to rule for life. The insignia of the kings were twelve lictors wielding fasces bearing axes, the right to sit upon the Curule chair, the purple Toga Picta, red shoes, and a white diadem around the head
  • 715 BCE

    Numa Pompilius

    Numa Pompilius
    Numa Pompilius was sapine who gave Roman its religious ceremonies, and began offices of pontifices, vestals, and flamines
  • 673 BCE

    Tullus Hostilius

    Tullus Hostilius
    Tullus Hostilius is the third king of rome, and he ruled from 673 BCE to 642 BCE. He had many battles with the neighboring people
  • 640 BCE

    Ancus Marcius

    Ancus Marcius
    Ancus Marcius was the fourth king of Rome and reigned from 640 BCE to 616 BCE. He extended Roman territory by defeating the latins
  • 616 BCE

    Tarquin the Elder

    Tarquin the Elder
    Tarquin the Elder was the fifth king of rome and the first Etruscan king. Tarquin reigned from 616 BCE to 578 BCE, and he was known for the construction of the Circus Maximus, which was a chariot racing stadium.
  • 578 BCE

    Servius Tullius

    Servius Tullius
    Servius Tullius was the sixth king of Rome and the second Etruscan king. Servius reigned 578 BCE to 534 BCE. Servius developed the first census of Rome, which was a count of citizens by one-hundreds, and the more citizens in an area of Rome were granted more voting rights, and the census determined how many soliders were sent to the army, and eventually Servius wicked daughter ploted to kill her father, so her husband can gain power.
  • 534 BCE

    Tarquinius Superbus

    Tarquinius Superbus
    Tarquinius Superbus was the sixth and final king of Rome, and the third Etruscan king. Tarquinus reigned from 534 BCE to 509 BCE, Tarquinus gained power by murdering his father-in-law, Tarquinus and his family were so evil Romans drove them out of power. Tarquinius gathered an army to regain power, but his plan backfired when two brave Romans risked their life to prevent Tarquinus to regain power. After Tarquinius reign Rome did not allow a king.
  • Period: 509 BCE to 27 BCE

    Roman Republic

    The Roman republic formed when the Romans overthrew their Etruscan conquerors in 509 B.C.E. The republic is a government in which citizens elect representatives to rule on their behalf.
  • 451 BCE

    The code of Twelve Tables

    The code of Twelve Tables
    The code of Twelve Tables was made to resolve the conflict the social struggle between patricians and plebeians. Only patricians were able to magistrates, and Plebeians complained to leave the city, and Rome didn't want the Plebeians to leave since they were apart of Rome's labor force.
  • 343 BCE

    The Samnite Wars

    The Samnite Wars
    The First, Second, and Third Samnite wars were from 343 BCE to 290 BCE. The first war was started because Rome intervened to rescue the city of Capua, the second war was the result of Rome intervening in the politics of the city of Naples, and the final war was the result of the struggle to control a part of Italy.
  • 312 BCE

    Appia's construction

    Appia's construction
    The Appian Way was constructed to transport troops outside the smaller region of Rome. The Appian Way was 350 miles long and was one of the most important roads in Rome.
  • 264 BCE

    Gladiator Games

    Gladiator Games
    The gladiator games were created to distract people of the economic or political problems of the day. Gladiators usually came from a slave or criminal background, and usually a prisoner of war, and sometimes a bankrupt aristocrat.
  • 264 BCE

    Punic Wars

    Punic Wars
    The Punic wars was a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage.The Punic wars was from 264 BCE to 146 BCE.The main reason for the wars was the Roman Republic wanted to expand via Sicily and Sicily was under the Carthage control. The first Punic war was a huge naval war, the Second war was highlighted by the Carthage commander Hannibal, and the third Punic war Rome was victorious.
  • 215 BCE

    Macedonian Wars

    Macedonian Wars
    The Macedonian wars was a set of four wars between Rome and its Greek allies. The Macedonian wars began during 215 BCE to 148 BCE. The first Macedonian war began because Philip V of Macedon allied himself with Hannibal during the second Punic war, the second Macedonian war Rome was victorious, the third Macedonian war Philip died and his son took power and Rome established its first foothold in Greek land, and the final Macedonian war Rome won and divided Macedonian into two territories.
  • 135 BCE

    Servile Wars

    Servile Wars
    The Servile wars were a serious of slave revolts, and the Servile wars were from 135 BCE to 71 BCE. The first Servile war was led by Eunus a Sicilian slave, the second Servile war was led by Salvius and Salvius was frustrated because 800 Italian slaves were released, but the non-italian slaves weren't, and the third and final Servile was led by the gladiator Spartacus.
  • 59 BCE

    The First Triumvirate

    The First Triumvirate
    The First Triumvirate was an alliance between three powerful men in the Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Crassus and Pompey.
  • 48 BCE

    Julius Caesar becomes first dictator

    Julius Caesar becomes first dictator
    Julius Caesar became supreme ruler of Rome after defeating Pompey
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Caesar's Assassination

    Julius Caesar's Assassination
    Julius Caesar was assassinated by his own senators, he was stabbed repeadeatly in the head. Caesar knew that his own senators hated him, and he was handed a note before a meeting that same day, but he didn't read it
  • 27 BCE

    Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar
    Augustus Caesar became the first emperor and the Roman Republic ends
  • 27 BCE

    Pax Romana

    Pax Romana
    Pax Romana was a period of time where there was peace and little to no expansion by the Roman military. Pax Romana began in 27 BCE to 180 CE.
  • Period: 27 BCE to Jan 1, 1453

    Roman Empire

    Roman Empire began when Augustus Caesar became the first emperor,
  • 54

    Nero's rise to power

    Nero's rise to power
    Nero rose to power, when his mother married the emperor at the time Cladius, and Nero was older than his stepbrother, so he was the heir to the throne.
  • 64

    Great Fire of Rome

    Great Fire of Rome
    The emperor of Rome at the time was Nero, was said to be the one who started the fire. The fire burned for over five days and destroyed three of fourteen Roman districts and severely damaged seven.
  • 80

    Colosseum

    Colosseum
    The Colosseum was built in 70 AD, and opened in 80 AD, once the Colosseum was built Romans celebrated with 100 days of games.
  • 122

    Hadrian Wall

    Hadrian Wall
    The Hadrian Wall was built in 122 AD, it was a wall that stretched across northern England in an effort to keep the barbarians out.
  • 306

    Constatine becomes Emperor

    Constatine becomes Emperor
    In 306 AD Rome became a christian empire, before this age Rome used to persecute christians. Constatine's father Constantius dies, and Constatine becomes vice-emperor.
  • 380

    Christianity

    Christianity
    In 380 AD Theodosius I proclaims Christianity the sole religion of the Roman empire.
  • 476

    End of Western Roman Empire

    End of Western Roman Empire
    The last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus is defeated by German Goth Odoacer. This started the dark ages of Europe
  • Jan 1, 1453

    The Byzantine Empire Ends

    The Byzantine Empire Ends
    The Byzantine Empire falls to the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman turks capture Constantinople in 1453 AD. The empire is later renamed Istanbul in 1930