Roman Empire

By Nuria García Rozas

Rome had a greater population and more raw materials.It benified from increased wealth and trade.But the wars also caused social conflicts,because farmers had to leave their land to serve in the army.


Julius Caesar,Pompey and Crassus,ruled as a triumvirate before Caesar became dictator.After Caesar´s assassination Octavian,Mark Anthony and Lepidus created a second triumvirate.But Octavian defeated its other members and was declared Emperor Augustus.

Imperial goverment

The Roman Empire expanded its frontiers and there was little social disorder.This period of stability was known as the pax romana
The Empire wasdivided into provinces.These were ruled by a governor,who was assisted by other Roman officials.The Roman frontier,or limes,was defended by a long line of fortifications.
Inside the empire,the conquered people were strongly romanised.