The Beginning and end of the Roman Empire, by: Rachelanne Hall

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In History
  • -753 BCE

    Roman empire began

    Roman empire began
    Rome was founded by two brothers, Romulus and Remus. They were left to die in a basket in the Tiber river, and were saved by a mother wolf. Along the river banks, they found their own city. Romulus killed his brother Remus and became the first king of Rome. He named the city after himself, and named it Roma which translate to Rome.
  • -509 BCE

    Rome became a Republic

    Rome became a Republic
    Romulus was king of Rome until 509 BCE, when they changed their structure of government to a republic. This began when the Romans overthrew their Etruscan conquerors. They formed a government, that is similar to the one the US uses today. The people elected representatives that ruled on their behalf.
  • -450 BCE

    450 BCE Law of the Twelve tables formed

    450 BCE Law of the Twelve tables formed
    These laws included issues of legal procedure, civil rights and property rights and provided the basis for all future Roman civil law. They were written on 12 bronze tablets and displayed for all to see.
  • -285 BCE

    Between 285 and 293 CE, Diocletian split the Roman Empire into two pieces

    Between 285 and 293 CE, Diocletian split the Roman Empire into two pieces
    Diocletian believed the Roman empire had grown too big to be managed by one person. He divided the empire into an eastern and western half, doubled the number of provinces and civil administrators, and created military districts. He regularized tax collection, increased the number of legions, and created a mobile field army.
  • -246 BCE

    246 BCE-146 BCE the punic wars

    246 BCE-146 BCE the punic wars
    The Punic Wars were three wars between Carthage and the Romans. This began when the Romans interfere with the island of Sicily, which was controlled by Carthage. The war ended with Rome in control of both Sicily and Corsica. The third Punic war ended in the Romans destroying the city of Carthage, and making Africa apart of one of their provinces.
  • -45 BCE

    45 BCE Julius Caesar became dictator of the Roman Empire

    45 BCE Julius Caesar became dictator of the Roman Empire
    Julius Caesar was a general that helped expand the Roman Empire, and invaded Italy which started a civil war. Following this invasion, Julius Caesar emerged as a dictator. One year later of him being a dictator, he was murdered by 60 Roman senators.
  • -27 BCE

    27 BCE, First emperor of Rome

    27 BCE, First emperor of Rome
    The first emperor of Rome was Gaius Octavian Thurinus, who was Julius Caesar's nephew, and later took the name of Augustus Caesar. During his reign he helped lead the republic into an empire and restored peace and prosperity to the roman state. He was a great leader and changed the way the Romans lived in every way.
  • -1 BCE

    In the late 1 BCE, Augustus started taxes

    In the late 1 BCE, Augustus started taxes
    During his rule, Augustus ruled that the 44 provinces outside of Italy had to pay taxes on agriculture. He did this to support the Roman military, and the building and upkeep of roads and ports. This time period was called The Roman Peace, also known as the Pax Romana.
  • 161

    161-166 CE, Parthia fought with the Roman Empire

    161-166 CE, Parthia fought with the Roman Empire
    Parthia challenged Rome two times and they lost both times, resulting in them giving up the province of the upper mesopotamia area.
  • 400

    In the early 400 CE’s the western half got invaded:

    In the early 400 CE’s the western half got invaded:
    This began the fall of the empire, the western half of Rome had been invaded by both the Hunnish and Germanic people and eventually ended the western line of emperors in 476 CE.
  • 476

    476 CE, the roman empire began to fall

    476 CE, the roman empire began to fall
    The last of the Roman emperors in the west, was overthrown by the Germanic leader Odoacer, who became the first Barbarian to rule in Rome. The eastern half of the Roman empire later became known as Constantinople, and in 610 CE- 1453 CE became the Byzantine empire.
  • Period:
    -753 BCE
    to
    1453

    Fall and Rise of the Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful empires to exist. It was founded by two brothers named Romulus and Remus. The Roman Empire lasted for over 1000 years.