Roman Wars

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Roman Wars

  • History, Facts and information about Roman Wars
  • The times and people of Ancient Rome
  • The military life of the Romans
  • Major Roman Wars and Battles
  • Timeline of early Roman Wars and Battles
  • Ancient history, facts and interesting information about Roman Wars and battles
 

Roman Wars


History Timeline, Facts and Information about Roman Wars

The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about early Roman Wars. The early Roman wars and the subsequent conquest of other lands and nations led to the immense growth of Rome and led to the establishment of the Roman Empire. At this point successful Roman Wars and campaigns led to the conquest of most of Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa. All of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea were under the control of Rome. The history timeline of early Roman wars provides an insight into how Rome grew from a small city state into the most powerful nation in the known Western world.

Map of the Roman Empire c395

Map of the Roman Empire c395

Information about Roman Wars
Roman Wars were bloody, unyielding and gruesome affairs. The nature of the Romans was ruthless, merciless and pitiless - great attributes for expanding lands and conquering other nations. The success of the Romans in winning so many Roman Wars depended on their abilities, skills, strategies and tactics in the warfare of their times. Roman Wars were won due to a combination of many of these elements together with:

  • Excellent Communication via the legendary Roman Roads

  • Massive supply lines and organisation

  • Their ability to build forts quickly and efficiently

  • Training - Soldiers of the Roman army were highly trained and highly skilled in using a range of different weapons

  • Strong Military Leaders including great Roman generals such as Scipio Africanus (Publius Cornelius Scipio) and Julius Caesar

  • Major reforms of the Roman Army established by Gaius Marius (157 BC–January 13, 86 BC)

Timeline of Early Roman Wars
The following timeline of early Roman Wars category provides details, articles, facts and information about the growth and the battles leading to the Roman Empire.
 

Timeline of Roman Wars

Dates in early Roman History

Important Wars in early Roman History
753–509 BC Rule of the Seven Kings of Rome
753 BCAccording to legend, Romulus and Remus found Rome
753-716 War with the Sabines
 
673-641 War with the Etruscans
 
641-616War with the Latins
534-509War with the Volscians
 
387 BC Gallic invasion of Italy
390 BC Destruction of Rome by the Gauls
343-341 BC1st Samnite War
 
326-304 BC2nd Samnite War
 
298 to 290 BC3rd Samnite War
264-146The Punic Wars - a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage
202 BC Battle of Zama, Scipio defeats Hannibal
 
215 to 148 BCMacedonian Wars (Four Wars) with Northern Greece
146 BCThe consul Lucius Mummius razes Corinth, marking the end of free Greece
112-105 BC The Jugurthine War with Numidia.
91 BCThe Social War
 
90BCCivil War in Rome
88 BCSulla marches on Rome and becomes Dictator
73 BCOutbreak of Third Servile War, led by the slave and gladiator Spartacus
 
58 BC Julius Caesar campaigns in Gaul
 
55 BC Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain
 
49 BC Caesar's army crosses the Rubicon and Civil War begins between Caesar and Pompey. Julius Caesar is victorious, becomes dictator and then conquers Gaul
 
47 BC Caesar invades Egypt and appoints Cleopatra queen
 
44 BC Julius Caesar is assassinated; Marcus Antony controls Rome
 
31 BC Battle of Actium, Octavian defeats Marc Antony and Queen Cleopatra

Dates in early Roman History

Important Wars in early Roman History
Timeline of Early Roman Wars

Roman Wars
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Roman Wars

 
Roman Wars

  • History, Facts and information about Roman Wars
  • The times and people of Ancient Rome
  • The military life of the Romans
  • Major Roman Wars and Battles
  • Timeline of early Roman Wars and Battles
  • Ancient history, facts and interesting information about Roman Wars and battles

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