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Rome is founded

753 B.C.E.

Rome was founded by Romulus. Romulus was the first of 7 Roman kings. The original name for Rome was Roma.

Rome becomes a Republic

509 B.C.E.

The last king is expelled and Rome is ruled by Senators. Their is a constitution wiith laws and Rome becomes a complex Republican Government

Hannibal invades Italy

218 B.C.E.

Hannibal leads the carthage army to attak Italy. This becomes part of the 2nd Punic war

Julius Ceasar becomes the first dictator of Rome

45 B.C.E.

Julius Ceasar defeats Pompey in a civil war. he becomes the supreme ruler of Rome. This is the end of the Roman Republic. He hires Sosignes an Egyptian Astronomer to figure out a new 12 month calender

Julius Ceasar is assasinated

44 B.C.E.

Julius Ceasar is assasinated on the ideas of March by Marcus Brutus

Roman Empire begins

27 B.C.E.

Octavius appoints himself "Augustus", which means the first emperor.

Much of Rome burns

64 C.E.

Nero set fire to Rome and blames the Christians for it.

Colosseum is built

80 C.E.

The Colosseum was built in 80 AD. The completion of the Colosseum was celebrated with 100 days of games. The Romans invade Scotland.

Hadrian wall is built

122 C.E.

The Hadrian Wall was built in 122 AD. It was a long wall built across northern England in an effort to keep the barbarians out.

Constantine becomes emperor

306 C.E.

Rome becomes a Christian empire. Before this, Rome persecuted the Christians. Constantius dies. His son Constantine is the new vice-emperor of Galerius.

Christianity

380 C.E.

Theodosius I proclaims Christianity as the sole religion of the Roman Empire in 380 AD.

Rome splits

395 C.E.

In 395 AD, Rome split into two empires - the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman Empire. Each side had a ruler in charge of it. The Roman Empire was split by Theodosius.

The Visigoths sack Rome

410 C.E.

This was the first time in 800 years that the city of Rome has fallen to an enemy. It was a huge uproar.

End of Western Roman Empire and fall of Ancient Rome

476 C.E.

The last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus is defeated by the German Goth Odoacer. This is the start of the Dark Ages in Europe.

The Byzantine Empire ends

1453 C.E.

The Byzantine Empire comes to an end as it falls to the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople in 1453 A.D. It is renamed Istanbul in 1930.