The Romans

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of ancient Rome


When was Julius Caesar Born?

The exact date of Julius Caesar’s birth is not known, but historians claim it to be on July 12 or 13, 100 or 102 BC in Rome. His parents were Gaius Julius Caesar (a praetor) and Aurelia and although he belonged to a noble family, they weren’t very influential or rich...

How Did Julius Caesar Die?

Julius Caesar died from being stabbed to death by a mob of conspirators in a place just next to the Theatre of Pompey, in 44 BC on the Roman Ides of March. At the time, Julius Caesar had been declared dictator by the Senate and had only served a year’s term. He...

What Caused the Fall of the Roman Empire?

The main cause of the fall of the Roman Empire is still a topic of debate among historians, maybe because it is a symbol of what we fear about our own civilization. There are many different theories about why a superpower that ruled for 500 years crumbled and fell,...

Roman Britain Timeline

The Roman invasion and occupation of Britain Date Summary Detailed Information 26th – 31st August 55BC Julius Caesar attempted to invade Britain Julius Caesar crossed the Channel with a force of around 10,000 soldiers. They landed on the beach at Deal and were...

The Romans – Fall of the Empire

 The Fall of the Empire was a gradual process. The Romans did not wake up one day to find their Empire gone! By AD369 the Empire was beginning to crumble for the following reasons: The Government was running out of money. The people had to pay very high taxes...

Roman Britain Timeline

The Roman invasion and occupation of Britain Date Summary Detailed Information 26th – 31st August 55BC Julius Caesar attempted to invade Britain Julius Caesar crossed the Channel with a force of around 10,000 soldiers. They landed on the beach at Deal and were...

The Legend of Rome – Lesson Plan

Learning Outcome: To understand the difference between a legend and a true story To develop knowledge and understanding of the story of Romulus and Remus as a legend that tells of the founding of Rome. Skills Developed: Chronology and historical terms; Knowledge and...

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Legend of Rome – Quiz Answers

How did you do? Check your answers below: 1. e. Romulus and Remus 2. c. Princes 3. a. Uncle 4. b. Basket 5. d. Uncle 6. c. Wolf 7. c. Shepherd 8. c. City 9. c. Remus 10. c. Rome...

Legend of Rome – Quiz

Check that you have understood the Legend of Rome by completing the sentences below: 1. The twins were called: a. Rome and Remus b. Fred and Barney c. Tom and Jerry d. Homer and Marge e. Romulus and Remus 2. They were royal: a. Queens b. Kings c. Princes d. Princesses...
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