history

Events

The city of Rome is found

753 BC - 476 AD

Romulus and Remus found the city of Rome. Romulus killed Remus and became the ruler and named the city by himself. Rome was ruled by kings for the next 240 years.

Rome becomes a Republic

509 BC

The last king is overthrown and Rome is now ruled by elected officials called senators. There is a constitution with laws and a complex republican government.

Hannibal invades Italy

218 BC

Hannibal leads the Carthage army in his famous crossing of the Alps to attack Rome. This is part of the second Punic war.

Spartacus

73 BC

Spartacus the gladiator leads the slaves in a uprising.

Julius Caesar becomes the first dictator of Rome

45 BC

Caesar makes his famous crossing of the Rubicon and defeats Pompey in a civil war to become the supreme ruler of Rome.This signals the end of the Roman Republic.

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