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From the Founding of Rome to the Downfall of the Empire

Upcomming maps:

The Etruscans
Wars with Greece
Cesar Conquest of Gaul
The Empire’s limits and frontiers
Germanic invasions
Rome and the Mediterranean
Roman roads
Christianity under the Roman Empire
The Empire and its organisation at the end of the 3rd century AD

Rome and its Empire

According to the legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, descendants of Aeneas and sons of the vestal virgin Rhea Silvia and the god Mars.
The city was first ruled by a monarchy, which was replaced by a Republic and later by an Empire. Rome gradually extended its power over a vast area with the Mediterranean at its centre, stretching from Mauretania (what is now Morocco) to Mesopotamia and from Britain to Egypt. When the Empire finally disintegrated, its western areas were overrun by barbarians while the Eastern Empire was ruled by Byzantium.

Colonial empires, colonial powers, British Empire, French Empire, Dutch Empire, decolonization of Africa, decolonization of Asia, Indian Independence, anti-colonialism, war of independence

The Italian peninsula’s geographical features

The Italian peninsula’s geographical features


The legendary founding of Rome

The legendary founding of Rome


The peoples of the Italian peninsula (Mid 1st millennium BC)

The peoples of the Italian peninsula (Mid 1st millennium BC)


The City of Rome in its early years

The City of Rome in its early years


Carthage and the Punic Wars

Carthage and the Punic Wars