According to legend, Romulus and Remus finds the city of Rome.
The Roman Republic continues until 27 BCE.
Due to the struggle between the patricians and plebeians, a code of law called the Law of the Twelve tables were built.
The Samnite Wars were fought between the Roman Republic and the Samnites.
The Romans mop up last pockets of Samnite resistance, ending the war.
The first punic war gives Rome control of Sicily.
Hannibal, a Carthaginian commander invades Italy, and prepares to control northern Italy.
After nearly 15 years of fighting, Hannibal was recalled to Carthage.
The Romans defeat the Carthage and gain control of the Mediterranean.
The Pax Romana, or "Roman Peace" is the period of law and stability.
Caesar Augustus (Octavian) becomes first Roman Emperor and rules
until 14 CE.
Fire destroys much of Rome and Nero accuses Christians of starting the fire.
All free men living in the Roman Empire is declared citizens.
The Roman Empire is officially split into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern or Byzantine Roman Empire.
King Alaric I of the Visigoths sacks Rome, marking a decisive event in the decline of the Roman Empire.
Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus is defeated by the German Goth Odoacer, defeating Rome and the Western Roman Empire ends.
The Byzantine Empire continues and ends in 1453 CE, marking the end of the Roman Empire.