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Overview of History: Rome
Aeneas - 11th or 12th century bc
Romulus and Remus - 8th century bc
Republic of Rome - 500 bc
Rome expands
Octavian (Caesar Augustus)
63 bc - 14 ad
200 years of “Pax Romana”
Roman Empire
At this territorial peak, the Roman Empire controlled approximately 6.5 million km² of land surface.
Because of the Empire's vast extent and long endurance, Roman influence upon the language, religion,
architecture, philosophy, law, and government of nations around the world lasts to this day.
Marcus Aurelius ruled 160 - 180
 Last of the “5 good emperors”
 Stoic Philosopher
 Tried to embody the Platonic
ideal of “philosopher-king”