The Roman Empire is formed after
Augustus is granted powers from the
Senate. Bringing an end to the Roman
Republic which existed for almost
The population of Rome
reaches one million.
Roman forces are humiliated
at Teutoburg Forest.
Roman conquest of
Circus Maximus is rebuilt.
Great fire of Rome.
Mount Vesuvius erupts
The Colosseum is built.
Rome's territories are at their
largest under Emperor Trajan.
Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins.
First Great Plague of Rome,
killing 2,000 people a day.
The Roman Empire struggles with civil war, barbarian invasions, plague and economic recession.
Diocletian becomes emperor bringing an end to the 'Crisis of the Third Century'. He splits the Roman Empire into four parts to make it easier to manage.
Constantine the Great Wins the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy and unites the Roman Empire into one entity after Diocletian split it.
Roman Empire timeline
The Visigoths sack Rome.
The Western Roman Empire falls.