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Ancient Rome

By maxm10
  • 753 BCE

    Rome is founded

    In 753 B.C, Rome was founded by Romulus in Italy.
  • 509 BCE

    The Roman Republic was founded

    The Roman Republic was founded after the last Etruscan king that ruled Rome was overthrown. Rome's next government served as a representative democracy in the form of a republic.
  • 306 BCE

    Constantine is declared emperor by his troops

    Emperor Galerius grants Constantine the title of Caesar, and elevates Flavius Valerius Severus to emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 218 BCE

    Rome declares war on Carthage.

    In early 218 BC Rome declared war on Carthage, beginning the Second Punic War.
  • 149 BCE

    The third Punic war begins

    The Roman army moved to Carthage and twice attempted to scale the city walls, from the sea and the landward sides, being repulsed both times, before settling down for a Siege of Carthage (Third Punic War). Hasdrubal moved up his army and harassed the Roman supply lines and foraging parties.
  • 59 BCE

    The end of the Roman Republic

    The year 59 BC--when Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus served as joint consuls--marked a major turning point in the history of the Roman Republic.
  • 44 BCE

    Julius Caesar is stabbed to death

    Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in Rome, Italy. Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Republic, and his assassins were Roman senators, fellow politicians who helped shape Roman policy and government.