According to legend, Rome was founded by the twin brothers Romulus and Remus.
Greeks started a colonization drive, that included southern Italy.
Influenced Roman culture. Romans adopted toga and short cloak.
Fought between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic.
Second War between Carthage and the Roman Republic, referred to as The Hannibalic War by the Romans.
The last war fought between Carthage and the Roman Republic.
Romans battled with Carthage for the Mediterranean trade routs.
Rome had a strong, stable government was able to take over Italy.
Rome's first code of laws.
Officials called the Tribunes of the Plebs protected the Plebeians.
A series of five good emperors created a period of peace and prosperity.
Julius Caesar, Crassus and Pompey ran the government.
The Senate gave Augustus the title of "imperator" or commander in chief.
Emperor Nero faced the death penalty; to escape he committed suicide.
70,000 slaves revolted.
The most famous revolt, led by Spartacus, defeated several Roman armies.
Spartacus is captured and killed.
Emperor Nero was falsely accused of starting the famous fire of 64 CE.
Despite the law, the wealthy still dominated political offices.
Male land-owners in Rome were granted citizenship.