The Roman Empire. From Republic to Empire 753 BCE- 476 AD. Why It’s Important. Rome had a lot of power and kept getting stronger by conquering other countries. There was peace in the area for over 1000 years during this time.
From Republic to Empire
753 BCE- 476 AD
Rome is in Italy, on the continent of Europe.
The story begins with the legend of a king named Alba Longa. He felt threatened by his nephews, Romulus and Remus so he tried to kill them by throwing them into the river. They were saved by a wolf who raised them.
When they were older, they went back and killed the king and set out to build their own city. The twins fought over where it should be until Romulus killed Remus and took control. He called the city Rome, after himself.
753 B.C.E.- 509 B.C.E.
509 B.C.E.- 31 B.C.E.
Governed by a Republic
With a republic, people held more power because under a ruler, senators (representatives) were elected to help rule the area.
Unfortunately, they held little power and were expected to just do what the dictator told them to do.