The Roman Empire - An Iconic Civilization
Birth of Rome
Founded in 753 BC, Rome began as a city and eventually grew into a powerful republic.
Transition to Empire
The Roman Republic faced internal strife and civil wars in the 1st century BC, leading to the rise of Emperor August in 27 BC and the establishment of the Roman Empire.
Roman law influenced ideas of justice and governance, and it continues to have an effect on legal systems all over the world.
Spread of Christianity
The early spread of Christianity was greatly aided by the Roman Empire, and Emperor Constantine's conversion to Christianity was a watershed event.
The influence of the Roman Empire can be seen in the Latin language, architecture, legal systems, and the roots of Western culture.