Time: 750BC – 500AD
How did the Romans begin?
The city of Rome started a just a small village called Tiber. More villages were built around the first and slowly it became a city. A city called Rome.
Rome was ruled by kings until the last king was driven out. The whole of Italy was then ruled by the Senate, a group of men who came from the most important families.
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Who was Julius Caesar?
As the Romans got more powerful and took more land, the Senators started to argue how they should run the land. In 49BC a man called Julius Caesar came to Rome with his army and took power. Although he tried to make peace, the Senators thought he might become king and they didn’t want that so they killed him.
Who was the first emperor of Rome?
The Senators still argued and Julius Caesar’s great-nephew, Augustus fought and won control of Rome. He became Rome’s first emperor. Altogether, there were 147 Roman Emperors over the full time the Roman Empire ruled.
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The Roman Army
Over the next 150 years the Romans took control of even more land. They had a strong, well-organised army. They could surround a whole city so no one could get out and force their way in. Soldiers were very well trained and could march over 50km (30 miles) a day. Any healthy man who was aged between 17 and 46 had to join the army. They will then remain in the army for 25 years.
Places to see Romans
The baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.
What is Hadrian’s wall?
Hadrian’s wall was ordered to be made by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It is 117 kilometres long and 4.5 metres high in places. It is in the north of England and it was put there to keep out Celtic raiders.
How did the Roman Empire end?
Around 200AD the Roman Empire started to fall apart and soldiers were choosing their own emperors and fighting between themselves. Roman Empire became split permanently into East and West in 395AD.
Then the city of Rome was attacked twice. A Visigoth chief called Odoacer made himself King of Italy and ended the Western Empire. The Eastern Empire continued for another thousand years.