roman rebublic

roman rebublic

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  • We conquered Latin neighbors in central Italy and we defeated our old masters, the Etruscan's. By 264 B.C.E we controlled all of Italy .
  • We wanted to protect our borders to gain more land but this led us to series of war.
  • From 264 B.C.E to 146 B.C.E., Carthage and we fought three major wars. 
  • Then we gained control of North Africa, Spain, and the island of Sicily our armies also conquered Macedonia and Greece.
  • From 145 B.C.E to 44 B.C.E we ruled the Mediterranean world and we also controlled of Asia, Minor,Syria, and Egypt.
  • Julius Caesar conquered much of Gaul which is now modern day France.
  • Our generals started to become dictators. They set armies against the power of the senate. Caesar ruled as a dictator before he was murdered  in 44 B.C.E.
  • The senate named him Augustus. Now we have an empire governed by one supreme ruler.
  • The person who killed Caesar thought they were saving power for the senate. Caesars grandnephew, Octavian seized power.
  • The empire stretched from the island of Britain in the west to the Black sea in the east.
  • Augustus added a great deal of a new territory by pushing the borders of the empire all the way to natural boundaries. 
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