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"