Highlights of the History of Ancient Rome
Readings in the histories of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire, and Ancient Rome as a whole by some of the greatest writers.
Some Years listed below are approximate. For the Eastern Empire after the fall of the Western Empire see the Byzantine Empire page. We’re using the year 500 AD as the split point.
|753 BC||The Foundation of Rome||Barthold Georg Niebuhr|
|510 BC||Romans Establish a Republic||Henry G. Liddell|
|450 BC||The Decemvirate in Rome||Henry G. Liddell|
|388 BC||Brennus Burns Rome||Barthold Georg Niebuhr|
|280 BC||Pyrrhus Attacks Rome||Plutarch|
|207 BC||Battle of Metaurus||Sir Edward Creasy|
|202 BC||Scipio Africanus Crushes Hannibal at Zama and Subjugates Carthage||Livy|
|52 BC||Caesar Conquers Gaul||Napoleon III|
|44 BC||Julius Caesar Murdered||Barthold Georg Niebuhr| |Plutarch|
|51-30 BC||Cleopatra, Caesar and Antony||John P. Mahaffy|
|30 BC||Death of Antony and Cleopatra||Henry George Liddell|
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