Four Periods of Expansion by Marlen Barrera

Four Periods of Expansion by Marlen Barrera

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  • First expansion. 509 B.C.E
  • We drove out the Etruscan king and became a republic.
  • By 264 B.C.E Rome and its allies controlled all of Italy.
  • During the next 245 we fought in wars nonstop.
  • Romans conquered our Latin neighbors and the Etruscans.
  • Second expansion from 264 to 146 B.C.E
  • Rome conquered Macedonia and Greece.
  • Rome growth threatened the city of Carthage in North Africa.
  • Rome gained control of North Africa, much of Spain, and the island of Sicily.
  • Rome and Carthage fought three major wars.
  • Fourth expansion from 145 to 44 B.C.E
  • Rome came to rule the entire Mediterranean world.  Rome took control of Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt.
  • Caesar himself ruled as a dictator before he was murdered in 44 B.C.E
  • Fourth expansion lasted until 14 C.E
  • WE became an Empire. Augustus added a great deal of new territory by pushing the borders.
  • At its height, the Roman Empire stretched from the island  of Britan to the Black sea.
  • Each period of expansion involved cost and sarcrifice
  •                                                                 The Four Roman Expansions                                               
  •                                                                 BY Marlen Barrera                                               
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