Fall of rome

The Rise And Fall of The Roman Empire

By D140
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    The Beginning of Rome

    The Beginning of Rome
    The Romans drive out the Etruscans in 509 B.C.E. A new form a government called a republic is formed in which represenatives are elected by the people. This is employed in Rome instead of the traditional monarchy or a dictatorship. This is the beginning of the Roman Republic.
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    The Second Triumvirate Is Formed

    The Second Triumvirate Is Formed
    After the death of Julius Caesar, a second triumvirate is formed with Caesar's grandnephew Octavian, Lepidus, and Marc Antony in 43 B.C.E. In his will Caesar named Octavian as heir to rule Rome. Lepidus was expelled from the triumvirate for his old age so Marc Antony was Octavian's only competitior.
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    Octavian Declares War on Marc Antony and Cleopatra

    Octavian Declares War on Marc Antony and Cleopatra
    When Marc Antony led the Roman army into Egypt, Marc Antony fell in love with Cleopatra. The two were attempting to remove Octavian from the throne, but Octavian said things such as Cleopatra cast a spell on Marc Antony or Marc Antony was willing to give up the Roman Empire for a foreign women. This was a method Octavian used for garnering the support of the Roman people when he declared war on the couple in 33 B.C.E.
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    Octavian Defeats Marc Antony and Cleopatra

    Octavian Defeats Marc Antony and Cleopatra
    A clip showing how snake venom would have killed Cleopatra. Octavian defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra's ships at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.E. After the battle the couple were able to escape back into Egypt, but when the army of Octavian approached, Marc Antony commited suicide. Soon after she heard the news of Marc Antony's death, Cleopatra realized that she would not be the queen of Rome. According to legend, Cleopatra wrapped a venemous snake called an asp around her arm and it was apparently the venom from the asp that killed her.
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    The Ides of March

    The Ides of March
    A CBS brodcast describing The Ides of March as a news brodcastOn March 15th, 44 B.C.E Julius Caesar, the sole leader of Rome is assassinated by a group of Roman Senators. Julius Caesar was a popular and successful military general who gained power after civil war over the rule of Rome. After a civil war under his rule, Caesar forced the Roman senate to grant him sole power. Fearing that he would gain too much power, Roman senators plotted and assassinated Caesar. Civil War broke out when Caesar died.
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    Octavian Becomes The Emperor Of Rome And Ends The Roman Republic

    Octavian Becomes The Emperor Of Rome And Ends The Roman Republic
    After both Cleopatra and Marc Antony commit suicide, Octavian returns to Rome and receives the titlle Augustus or exalted one from the Roman senate in 31 B.C.E. This is the end of the 500 year Roman Republic.
  • Period: 100 to 500

    From a Republic To an Empire

    Rome had a long and eventful history from driving out the Etruscans and forming a republic to being invaded and eventually collapsing.
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    Rome Is Invaded

    Rome Is Invaded
    Despite the Roman Empire improving under the rule of Diocletian and Constantine, after the death of constantine Germanic tribes invaded Rome. In the 400's C.E the Visgoths captured and looted Rome. In 455 C.E Rome was left powerless due to the damage that was done by the vandals.
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    The Roman Empire Falls

    The Roman Empire Falls
    Led by the Ostrogoths, an attack by barbarians is the final attack that causes the Roman Empire to fall. From the rise of Augustus to Pax Romana, the most succesful empire in the history world falls, at the hands of barbarians. Although Rome has fallen in the west, the east is flourishing under Justinian.
  • Pax Romana

    Pax Romana
    In Rome there is a 200 year period of prosperity called Pax Romana. Pax Romana is the result of a strong government, a strong economy, a strong militar, and a clear set of laws. Pax Romana lasted from 27 B.C.E to 195 C.E.
  • Rome Begins To Decline

    Rome Begins To Decline
    After the death of his fater, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus is appointed the emperor of Rome in 180 C.E. Commodus had little interest in government and he let others run the Roman Empire. When the government ran short of money Commodus ordered the death of wealthy citizens. Although he was assassinated December 31st 192 C.E, the empire still suffered due to corrupt and weak rulers, a mercenary army, and serious economic problems. Despite improvment Rome still declined over time.