When Sulla died, Pompey and Crassus became Consuls. Crassus eager for power enlisted Julius Caesar. With this bond, these 3 men gained more and more power over the years
Caesars ambition grew and grew, until Casar an d his armies crossed the Rubicon River. Caesar won the civil war and became dictator for life- the Roman Empire had begun
His reign was short lived; On march 15, 44 B.C. AS many as 60 senaters pulled daggers and killed him. This would mark the end of the Roman republic and the start of the Roman empire.
After the death of Caesar Rome entered a state of prosperity called Pax Romana
When Pax Romana ended, Rome started a downward spiral. Diocletian tried to stop it by splitting Rome into eastern and western Rome
But the barbarian tribe raids throughout western empire of Rome and the lack of old Roman beliefs from the end of Pax Romana; Western Rome had fallen.Eastern Rome had survived long after western Rome because of its wealth and became