Imperial Period - Roman Empire
- Emperors of Ancient Rome
- Fall of Rome
- Imperial Battles (12)
- Imperial Women (14)
- Pompeii / Mt. Vesuvius (24)
- Provinces of Ancient Rome (72)
- Roman Empire Timeline (5)
- Rome Maps (26)
Classical abbreviations from an online 1911 encyclopedia. The edition was scanned and not proofed, so there are errors.
Defining Ancient/Classical History
This article attempts to define the period of ancient/classical history by contrasting it with what came before (pre-history) and what came after (Middle Ages).
Emperor - What Is a Roman Emperor?
A Roman emperor ruled Rome during the Imperial and Byzantine periods of ancient Roman history.
End of the Republic
Julius Caesar's adoptive son, Octavian, as Augustus, was the first emperor of Rome. According to modern viewpoints, this or the assassination of Julius Caesar marked the official end of the Republic. Its collapse had been long and gradual. Some claim it started with the expansion begun during the Punic Wars. More traditionally, it begins with the Gracchi and their reforms.
Periods of Roman History
Although a bit simplistic, there are four main divisions of Roman history that are named for some aspect of those in power: the period of kings or regal period, the period of neither anarchy nor tyranny known as the Republic, the period when the emperor ruled, known as the Imperial, and the period when the capital of government of the Roman...
The principate is the name we give the period of Roman history beginning with the dominance of one man, Augustus.
Roman Emperors in Pictures
Pictures of most of the important Roman emperors fromcoins and other sources.
The term Roman Empire means two slightly different things in terms of the history of ancient Rome
Succession - Roman Imperial Succession in the Julio-Claudian Era
During the Julio-Claudian era, the Roman Empire was still new and imperial succession strategies were being worked out.
What is the Etymology of Italia Italy
A look at the origins of the name of Italy.
What Is the Year of the Four Emperors
Explanation of the term "year of the four emperors."
Review: 'Rome: An Empire's Story'
A review of Greg Woolf's 2012 story of the Roman Empire.
Ancient Chinese and Mediterranean Empires
A comparison of two roughly equivalent empires, the Han Chinese and the Roman with information on the very limited studies made to date.
The Size of the Roman Legions
The Roman legions are the bodies of Roman soldiers responsible for creating the Roman Empire.