The romans were founded by Romulus and Remus.
Rome is ruled by elected officials called senators.
Spartacus the gladiator led the slaves in an uprising.
Julius Caesar became Roman’s first dictator. He made an famous defeat in a civil war against Pompey. In 44 BC, he was assassinated by the senate.
The Roman Empire begins as Caesar Augustus becomes the first Roman Emperor.
Much of Rome burns. Legend has it that Emperor Nero watched the city burn while playing a lyre.
The Hadrian Wall is built. To keep out the barbarians a long wall is built across northern England.
Constantine becomes Emperor. Constantine would convert to Christianity and Rome would become a Christian empire.
Rome splits into two empires.
The Visigoths sack Rome. This is the first time in 800 years that the city of Rome has fallen to an enemy.