Friday, December 8, 2017

Early history of Roman Empire

According to the traditions, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and his twin brother Remus.

The archeological evidence shows that about 700 years before Christ was born a small settlement of farmers lived in mud huts near the River Tiber in an area of Italy called ‘Latium’.

Primitive Rome was centered around the Esquiline and Quirinal hills. Later Capitoline Hill emerged as the very heart of the Roman establishment, with its magnificent temples; the Palatine contained residences and eventually the homes of the emperors.

There were seven hills near the river and soon each had settlement built on it. Romulus completed his city on 21 April, 753 BC and it was named Rome in his honor.

Began as a minor people settled in the hills they progressively conquered the entire peninsula and then expanded into Greece.

Before part of the North Africa could be made a Roman Province in 46 BC the Romans had to fight many wars against North Africa powers: Egypt, Carthage, Numidia and Mauretania.

When the victorious Roman Empire had spread all over North Africa and taken Carthage’s place, Roman power extended all around the Mediterranean in the first three AD.  The Empire later extended to Middle East and into northwestern Europe as far as the British Isle.
Early history of Roman Empire

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