Ancient Rome Time Line

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The foundation of Rome

753 bc

Rome becomes a Republic

509 bc

Romulus Augustus last Emperor of Rome

475 bc

Julius Caesar conquers Gaul

450 bc

First code of law, Law of the Twelve Tables is published

450 bc

The Visigoths invade Italy and sack Rome

410 bc

The First Punic War ends and Rome gains control of Sicily

241 bc

Rome completes the conquest of Italy

218 bc

The Second Punic War begins and Hannibal invades Italy

218 bc

Rome gains control of Spain

201 bc

The Third Punic War ends and Carthage is destroyed

149 bc - 146 bc

The Republic collapses and Augustus becomes the first emperor of Rome

62 bc

Civil War in Rome – Julius Caesar becomes sole ruler of Rome

58 bc - 52 bc

Civil War in Rome – Julius Caesar becomes sole ruler of Rome

58 bc - 52 bc

Julius Caesar assassinated

44 bc

Rome invades Britain

43 ad

Rome is burnt by the Emperor Nero

64 ad

The Great Fire of Rome

64 ad

Colosseum built

70 ad

Roman Empire at its greatest extent

117 ad

The Roman Empire is divided in two

284 ad

Attila the Hun invades Italy

452 ad

Goths invade parts of the Empire

455 ad