Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome was a city traditionally believed to have been founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus, the first King. Ancient Rome's history can be divided into three parts: the Roman Kingship, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire.

Romans had extensive knowledge of roads, mining, irrigation and masonry.

Further reading

  • Hibbert, Christopher. Rome: The Biography of a City. (1985). 386 pp. good introduction
  • Scheidel, Walter, Ian Morris and Richard P. Saller, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World (2008) 942pp 942 pp. advanced essays by scholars
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Ancient Rome
Historical Periods

Monarchy (753 - 509 B.C.)
Republic (509 - 27 B.C.)
Empire (27 B.C. - 395 A.D.)
Western Empire (395 - 476)
Eastern Empire (395 - 641)

Great Romans

Marius, Cicero, Julius Caesar,
Pompey, Augustus, Trajan,
Diocletian, Constantine,
Augustine, Justinian I

Roman Legacy

Ancient Rome in popular culture