Rome grew from a small farming community in central Italy to the most powerful of the world's ancient cities - the capital of the Roman Empire. At its peak in A.D. 100, the Roman Empire ruled half of Europe, much of Southwest Asia, & the north coast of Africa. Masters of the Mediterranean, Roman conquerors call it Mare Nostrum, "Our sea.'
|Augustus Caesar||Building a road||Constantinople||Emperor Constantine|
|Hadrian's wall||Hannibal & elephants crossing the Alps||Julius Caesar||Julius Caesar & Cleopatra|
|Map of Ancient Rome||Roman aqueduct||Roman education||Roman gods|
|Roman Patrician home||Roman Senate||Statue of Romulus & Remus||The Colosseum|