Monday, November 28, 2011

The History Of The Early Roman Empire

The History Of The Early Roman Empire

According to historical information, the Roman city was founded in the year 753 B.C. Nonetheless, if you hear the myths and stories, you may realize that the beginning of Rome took place during the time of Aeneas, who was goddess Venus' son.

After Troy was defeated, Aeneas began traveling across the place. He made a stop at Carthage where he had an affair with Queen Dido. Following he left, the queen ended up committing suicide. Aeneas' journey arrived to an end in Italy. He then got married, went on to become a king and was instrumental in founding a city.

Romulus and Remus, the twin brothers, had been descendants of Aeneas. The two brothers are credited for establishing Rome. The brothers had been heirs of King Numitor's kingdom, but the new leader who wrested the handle of power gave orders for that brothers to become drowned.

Fortunately for that twins, there was a female wolf in the scene and she saved them and grew to become their surrogate mom. Later on, the brothers had been brought up by a shepherd.

Finally some time later, they managed to get in touch with their grandfather, King Numitor, who used the might of the brothers to acquire back his kingdom. However, the two Romulus and Remus didn't stay with their grandfather. They left after which went on to set up the city of Rome near the Tiber River.

Unfortunately, after some time, Romulus and Remus had an argument since Remus had left the boundaries of Rome and gone outside.

In a fit of anger, Romulus killed his brother. Following his brother's demise, Romulus continued to govern Rome and did so for several years. He then gave up his throne and went on to become a god called Quirinus.

Following Romulus, Rome had a number of rulers till it became a Republic. This state of the city stayed on for several centuries until eventually Caesar made the decision to become a dictator.

This saw Rome plunge into several civil wars. As soon as Caesar was assassinated, August, his son, grew to become the ruler and he was accountable for uniting Rome and putting an end to each of the civil wars.

Ashley Mieler is a part time writer and also enjoy writing about ancient roman art and other various topics.