The expansion of Rome

Under the Republic, Rome conuqered many territories

Main stages in this territorial expansion

1º- Italian Peninsula (5th and 3th BC)


2º- Control of western Mediterranean (In the Punic Wars, Defeated Carthage)


3º- Control of Eastern Mediterranean (In the Macedonian Wars) (3th and 2nd BC)


4º- Expansion trought the west ( Conquered the Iberian Peninsula and Gaul) (From the 2nd century)



After all this conquest, Rome conquered the entrie Mediterranean, Thay called it, "Mare Nostrum"