The ctiy-state of rome was founded by Aeneas. After fleeign a burning Troy. Rome became a kingdom after Romulus killed the brother Remus both sons of Mars. The roman kingdom fell apart make the roman republic.
First Emperor of RomeEdit
Augustus, the name Octavian took after he defeated Mark Anthony in a second civil war, returned to Rome, the capital of the now weakened First Roman Republic, triumphant. There, he was welcomed by the citizens of Rome and the Roman senators and was honored by the senate when they appointed him first emperor of Rome. Once emperor, his emperorship begin the Pax Romana, a period of Roman peace.
Rome the Capital of the EmpireEdit
Rome, located on seven hills near the Tiber River and now stretched to the suburbs from the original location, was originally the capital of the weak First Roman Republic. Once it became the capital of the Roman Empire, it prospered under Augustus's rule and the Pax Romana.
The Stretch of the EmpireEdit
During the time of the empire, every emperor extended the boundaries of the empire until the boundaries had been stretched far, from Britain in the north, Spain in the west, North Africa to the south, and to the Middle East to the east.
As the barbians closed in on the Empire it was split East and West. The last emperor to rule in Rome, Romulus Augustulus was killed September 4th 476. The West fell yet the East ruled on for many more years as the Byzantine empire, till the Turks destroyed their capital.