Romulus and Remus
Traditional story of how Rome began. Twins abandoned and rescued by a wolf, raised by a shepherd . Grew to build Rome. Romulus later killed Remus
wrote by Virgil, trojan prince who flees after the war with father and son, ends up in Italy where he marries a local princess founded Rome
An ancient people living in the region of Latium, Italy, who believed that they descended from Latinus, the father-in-law of Aeneas
the group of people who ruled Rome before Romans revolted
ruling Etruscan family of Rome, Very cruel, enslaved people to make their lives comfortable
Reluctant Roman dictator who returned to his farm after completing his duty for the government.
Carthaginian military commander who, in the Second Punic War, attempted a surprise attack on Rome, crossing the Alps with a large group of soldiers, horses, and elephants.
Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
Roman general and dictator. He was murdered by a group of senators and his former friend Brutus who hoped to restore the normal running of the republic.
Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC
Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars
A political leader, writer, and Rome's greatest public speaker
Octavian took the title of Augustus which means "the revered or majestic one."
A cruel and insane ruler of the Roman Empire in the first century A.D.; one of the twelve Caesars. To humiliate the senators of Rome, he appointed his horse to the senate.
An emperor of immense cruelty, psychological sickness, and paranoia.
The Roman Empire in AD 117-138. He ordered the construction of this wall. He traveled though his empire to strengthen it's frontiers and encourage learning and architecture.