The Roman Empire
Three topics about Rome
The Kings of Early Rome
mixed with legends, myths, fables, etc.
The old legends say that Romulus & Remus founded the roman
city in 753 b.c. when the seven hills united. Legend says
Numa Pompilius succeeded Romulus. He is described as a wise
and very religious ruler. One of his accomplishments added
two months to the ten-month calendar. Under his
successor, Tullus Hostilius, the Romans conquered
Alba Longa, the religious center of the Latin People.
The Gauls Sack Rome
they were united under the name of the Latin League and had made
a treaty with Rome for mutual defense. Wandering Gauls laid waste
the land as they went and captured and sacked Rome. The garrison
on Rome's Capitol Hill was aroused in the nick of time by the cackling
of the sacred geese. Although Rome had been burned, The Etruscans
had suffered far worse in the invasion and were weakened that Rome
seized their territory in another century.
The Imperial History of Rome
was a capable but unpopular emperor ruler. Then came
the unstable and cruel Caligula, whose life was ended by his
officers that he reigned for 4 years. Claudius was not a strong
ruler, his reign left its mark on the history on the empire.
After Nero's death, there was struggles for the throne
between military commanders, and civil war was threatened.
with Vespasian's triumph, the empire became stable and
Vespasian was succeeded as emperor by his sons Titus,