Roman

The Romans were one of the most successful imperial powers in history. They grew their state from a small town located near the Tiber River in central Italy into a vast empire containing more than 50 million inhabitants. Key moments in Rome's development include: the founding of the city of Rome in 753 BC; the establishment of the Roman empire in 27 BC; and the fall of the Roman empire in the west in the 5th century AD. Find out everything you need to know about the Romans here…
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Ancient Rome is known for its colourful cast of political leaders, from Julius Caesar (c100 BC-44 BC) - whose victory over Carthage in the Second Punic War (218-201 BC) made Rome a paramount power in the Mediterranean basin - to the popular emperors of the Roman empire: Augustus, Nero, Titus, Hadrian, and more…
The Roman empire - established by the emperor Augustus (63 BC-14 AD) in 27 BC following the reign of Julius Caesar - was home to more than 50 million inhabitants at its height in the second century AD. It spanned a vast territory that encompassed the Mediterranean world, much of western Europe and parts of Africa and Asia. So how much do you know about it? Here we bring you the facts…
In 476 AD, the emperor Romulus Augustus was deposed by a Germanic prince named Odovacar, marking the end of the Roman empire in the west. More than 200 modern explanations have been put forward to explain the fall of Rome, ranging from the rise of Christian monks to the impotence brought on by too many hot baths. Here, we bring you the facts…
Pompeii, located southeast of Naples, Italy, is one of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites. The ancient city was destroyed - and its inhabitants killed - when the volcano Vesuvius erupted in August 79 BC. The ruins of Pompeii were first discovered in the late 16th century by the architect Domenico Fontana, but work to excavate the city did not begin until the mid-18th century. Today the site is a popular tourist destination
What is known about the lives of Roman women? Did women have any power in the Roman empire? Were Roman girls allowed to be educated? And could women divorce their husbands in ancient Rome?