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The Roman Empire

by Aoife Mc Gettigan

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The Roman Empire
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Contents
Page 1 - Where is Rome?

Page 2 - Romulus and Remus

Page 3 - The Roman Empire

Page 4 - The fall of the Roman Empire

Page 5 - The Roman numerals
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Where is Rome?
Rome is the capital of Italy and it is located on the coast of the middle of Italy.
Italy is a country in Europe which was one of the country's that was ruled by the Roman Empire.
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Rome lies along the River Tiber.
People who live in Rome are called the Romans.


People settled in the area of Rome more over 2,700 years ago.

The remains of many ancient ruins still stand in Rome today.
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Romulus and Remus
The city of Rome was founded in 753BC. There is a legend that two twins called Romulus and Remus founded the city.
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Romulus and Remus were twin brothers who were raised by female wolf. As the twin boys grew to be men they decided to build the city of Rome and rule the city as its king.

They had a battle to see who would be king and when it appeared that Remus was going to win, Romulus killed Remus and became the ruler of Rome.
Romulus named the city of Rome after himself.

Rome continued to be ruled by kings for the next 240 years.
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The Roman Empire
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Caesar Augustus was the name of the first ruler of the Roman Empire which was founded in 17BC.

The Roman Empire was the largest empire in the ancient world.
Many countries in Europe were also ruled by the Roman Empire, including: England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Gibraltar, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine

The Roman Empire was surrounded the Mediterranean Sea.
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The fall of the Roman Empire
The fall of the Roman Empire took place in 476AD when a German man named Odoacer took control of Rome. He became king of Italy and forced the last emperor of Rome at that time, Romulus Augustulus, to give up his crown
The empire became too large for the leaders to govern.
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Civil wars happened within the empire.

The Roman Army was no longer a dominant force which led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
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