Roman expansion 400 bc - 500 ad. During this period, the Roman Empire spread its power and influence over a large part of Europe. ... In some parts of the empire theRomans met resistance from local tribes.
The rise of Rome to dominate the overt politics of Europe, North Africa and the Near East completely from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD, is the subject of agreat deal of analysis by historians, military strategists, political scientists, and increasingly also some economists.