The roman's created a republic, which is a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders. Before them ruled kings.
by the 3rd century B.C. roman's conquered the Italian peninsula and began to exert power in the Mediterranean world.
I am Julius Caesar's adopted nephew so I will rule over.
during the wars a man named Julius Caesar took advantage of them at their low and became dictator of Rome.
many senator's feared his popularity in Rome so some senators assassinated Julius Caesar
Octavian emerged as the unchallenged leader and was given the name Augustus. Roman's first emperor. Augustus' 41 year marked the beginning of a 207- year era of peace and wealth known as the Pax Romana.