The history, facts and information about Roman Empire. This section charts the growth of Rome, its early history and kings and the Kingdom of Rome, its history as the Roman Republic and the rise and the fall of the Roman Empire which was ruled by the all-powerful emperors. The period of time which is covered so information is divided into categories - the Kingdom of Rome, the Republic and the Empire.
The following list and links provide an index to the articles and contents of this category. Click a link for comprehensive facts and information and details relating to the history of Ancient Rome and the Rise and Decline of the Roman Empire:
Roman Empire - The History of Rome
The History of Rome provides the background information to the Rise of the Roman Empire. Facts and information about the ancient history and ancient geography of Italy and the first inhabitants of Italy. This section answers the question "Who were the Romans?". A section on the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, are included in this section. The 37 year reign of Romulus, from whom Rome was named, was followed by several Etruscan kings. This period of history is referred to the Rule of the Seven Kings of Rome. The Roman Senate was established during this time as an advisory body to the Etruscan kings. The Kings were eventually replaced with a republic. A Republic is a country without a king or emperor - the people who rule a republic are elected. The history of Rome then moves to the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Republic and then on to the rise, decline and eventual fall of the Roman Empire.
Roman Empire - The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Roman Republic
This section covers the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Republic and answers questions about this period of time in the history of Rome. Definition of the Republic. What was the Republic? Why was the Ancient Republic established? When was the Ancient Republic established? Who established the Republic? The Republic and the Oath of Lucius Junius Brutus. The Government, Structure and Constitution of the Ancient Republic of Rome. What events led to the Decline of the Republic? When did the Republic of Rome fall?
The Rise, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
This section covers the rise, decline and fall of the Roman Empire and answers questions about this period of time in history of Rome. Definition of the Ancient Roman Empire. What was the Empire? Why was the Ancient Empire established? When was the Empire established? Who established the Empire? What events led to the Decline of the Empire? When did the Empire of Rome fall? The split of the Empire.
History, Facts and Information in the Map of the Roman Empire
Rome was a city which originally had only a few miles of territory, and gradually extended its dominions at first over Italy and then over the civilized world of the time. The map of the Roman Empire clearly shows the countries that were part of Roman Empire c395AD. At this time every single country surrounding the Mediterranean Sea was ruled by the Romans and governed by the Roman Empire.
Roman Empire - Timelines
The easiest and quickest way to understand the history of Rome the Republic and the Empire is to take a look at the various timelines of Roman History. The Timelines in this Roman Empire section detail major historical events which are arranged in timelines of chronological, or date order providing an actual sequence of events in Rome and the people of significance. Major incidents, people and events can be found in the Roman Empire Timelines. Refer to the Timelines for the early history of the Romans and then go on to the List, Dynasties and Timelines of the Emperors. The separate section on the Emperors provide a detailed biography of each emperor and the major events of the Roman Empire.
Roman Empire - Persecution of the Christians
The Christian Persecution details the men and women were tortured and put to death during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian and his notorious Christian Persecution in this era of the Roman Empire. Christians during this period of the Roman Empire were scourged until the flesh parted from the bones, and then their wounds were rubbed with salt and vinegar. Christians in the Empire were persecuted, tortured and killed in the most excruciating ways. Details of the Christian Martyrs of the Empire of Rome are detailed together with the form of torture and method of execution.
Information and Facts about the Roman Empire
Interesting facts and information on the Roman Empire. The history of Rome explains the rise, decline and fall of the Kingdom, Roman Republic and then on to the rise, decline and eventual fall of the Roman Empire.