Key Events in the Rome Republic


The start of the Rome Republic

509 BC

Romans took control of Itlay from the Etruscan Kings and over the next 500 years implemented the Rome Republic

1st Secession of plebs in Rome

494 BC

Creation of the first Tribune of plebs

Punic Wars

264 BC - 146 BC

A series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage by the Rome Republic

Macedonian Wars

215 BC - 148 BC

Macedonian wars with Northern Greece

1st Salve Revolts in Sicily

135 BC - 132 BC

Consul Gaius Marius makes reforms to the army

107 BC

Consul Gaius Marius makes dramatic reforms to the Roman Army

2nd Slave Revolt

105 BC - 104 BC

Drusus is murdered starting the Social War

91 BC

a Tribune called Drusus is murdered in Rome triggering the Social War

Civil War in Rome

90 BC

Crassus, Pomey become joint Consuls

70 BC

Start of the 1st Triumvirate

59 BC - 53 BC

Pomey, Marcus Licinius Crassus and Julius Caesar begin a political alliance called the Triumvirate

Julius Caesar becomes Consul

59 BC

Caesar and Pomeys armies begin a Civil War

49 BC

Julius Caesar is victorious and becomes a dictator of Rome Republic

Caesar invades Egypt

47 BC

Caesar invades Egypt and appoints Cleopatra queen

Caesar is assissinated

44 BC

Now Marcus Antony controls Rome

2nd Triumvirate

43 BC

Lepidus, Octavian ( Julius Caesar's adopted son) and Marc Antony establish the 2nd Triumvirate

Battle of Actium

31 BC

Octavian defeats Marc Antony and Cleopatra

Octavian becomes 1st Emperor of Rome

27 BC

Octavian becomes the first emperor of Rome and calls himself Augustus Caesar. This ends the Rome Republic and starts the Roman Empire