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Timeline created by mrmoldenhauer
  • -750 BCE

    Finding of Rome

    Finding of Rome
    In Ancient Rome, a legend was created that says Rome was started by twins named Romulus and Remus. They were abandoned and thrown into the Tiber river. But then, a she-wolf came and rescued them. Later they were found by a shepherd and was raised by him. The twins settled a city but later got into conflict about the support of the gods and fought about it. Romulus killed Remus and named his establishment Rome.
  • -509 BCE

    Forming a Government

    Forming a Government
    Rome was ruled by the Etruscans, but they later drove out the Etruscan rulers to form their own republic. The laws were made by 300 land-holding upper-class patricians.
  • -270 BCE

    Growing and Expanding

    Growing and Expanding
    Rome obtained a good army because they were raised with courage and respect. Rome's army was so good that it gained power and conquered the entire peninsula
  • -264 BCE

    The three Punic Wars

    The three Punic Wars
    Rome fought these three Punic wars against Carthage. The Romans​ wanted to expand their empire and were interested in Sicily, that was under Carthaginian control. Rome defeats Carthage in all the wars and eventually destroys Carthage. These wars last from 264bc until 146bc
  • -58 BCE

    Greatness of Julius Caesar

    Greatness of Julius Caesar
    Julius Caesar was a great and powerful consul of Rome. He fought against Pompey for the control of Rome and even won more land for it. He eventually led his army into Gaul. He was feared by other generals because of his success
  • -44 BCE

    The Death of Caesar

    The Death of Caesar
    Many patricians were mad at the power that Caesar had gained so they stabbed him to death, This eventually led to a civil war.
  • -27 BCE

    Octavian into Caesar

    Octavian into Caesar
    Octavian was Julius' adopted son. When he found out Julius was killed, he killed everyone involved. Ending 100 years of civil war. He was later named Augustus and ruled until 14A.D.​ Augustus created a stable government consisting of a well-trained civil service, a census that counted the citizens and taxed fairly, new roads, a postal service, and coins to help have a stable economy for trade.
  • -27 BCE

    Beginning to the Pax Romana

    Beginning to the Pax Romana
    A period of relative peace and stability across the Roman Empire which lasted over 200 years. It began with the reign of Caesar Augustus.
  • -4 BCE

    The birth of Jesus Christ

    The birth of Jesus Christ
    Jesus was born in a little town called Bethlehem, near Jerusalem because Caesar called a census. He is the prophesized savior for us.
  • 66

    The Zealots revolt

    The Zealots revolt
    The Zealots were a devout group of Jews that revolted against the Romans because the Romans were forcing them to worship their Roman gods along with God. The revolt ended quickly because the Romans burned down the Jewish temple in Jerusalem. This made them scared and they had to flee and worship in secret for their safety
  • 180

    Pax Romana ends

    Pax Romana ends
    When Marcus Aurelius died the Roman empire came down too. There were many generals who tried to gain power but they all failed. They were either overthrown or assassinated or got sick and died. no one leader could hold power. 26 different leaders tried to rule in a 50 year period of time. Due to this, the government changed negatively and drastically. The economy started weakened.
  • 312

    Constantine takes over

    Constantine takes over
    Constantine is known for creating the Edict of Milan, he also is known for ​making a new capital in Rome called Byzantium. He changed the city's name to Constantinople. He also converted Rome to Christianity after he saw a vision of a cross before going to battle.
  • 313

    The Edict of Milan

    The Edict of Milan
    Since Christians were getting persecuted for their religion and had to worship in private, this document granted them the freedom of worship to citizens. By the end of the century Christianity the official religion of Rome​.
  • 370

    The Huns

    The Huns
    Germanic tribes pushed into Roman territory to escape called the Huns. They came because of all the wars happening in Central Asia and their territory was expanding. The Huns controlled Britain, Spain, France, and now Rome.
  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    The Fall of Rome
    Military, economic, political, and social factors all contributed to Rome’s decline. German invasions weakened the Roman Army. Oppressive government, corrupt officials, caused divided empires. Heavy taxes and population decline caused economic issues.