Romulus and Remus were born and the king was jealous. So the king ordered that they were drowned. One day they were found and avenged their mother. Eventually they made Rome while fighting over its name.
The first assembly was held and only people born into the senate were allowed. They were divided into Plebeians and Patricians. The plebeians were the poor non government people, while the patricians were the wealthy governing consuls.
The Early Roman Empire
Rome had very many wars against their Punic rival. Some wars were fought in Carthage and others against Syria. They were eventually powerful enough to fight against Egypt. They fought continuously into and after the birth of Christ.
Caesar Augustus and the Pax Romana
Julius Caesar ruled Rome, and he wanted a better, stronger army. He disobeyed the senate and crossed the Rubicon river. He mocked the senate and appointed new rulers. This impacted Christians because they have easy access to their land through roads.
They had emperors rule over them. They had many Punic wars against Carthage. Syria was one of many they conquered. When they conquered Syria it was easy to conquer Egypt.
He took the place of Julius Caesar, and he had many titles. His original name was Octavian, and established the Pax Romana. The Pax Romana meant 200 years of peace, and it was the right time for Christ to come.