Rome was once a small collection of huts set on the Palatine Hill, overlooking the river Tiber (around 1000 BC).
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Emperor Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. The emperor’s crown was a laurel wreath, a sign of military success. Emperors ruled over Rome for over 400 years.
Different ranks of the Roman army: ordinary soldiers were known as legionaries, the cavalry fought on horseback, and auxiliaries were recruited from groups that did not have Roman citizenship.
Britain was one of the Romans’ conquests. Queen Boudicca and her tribe, the Iceni, rebelled against the Romans and recaptured many of their towns in Britain before she was defeated.
Well-built Roman roads allowed the easier transportation of supplies and messages across the empire.
A map of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent (AD 117). An imperial province was one where the Roman emperor had the sole right to appoint the governor. A senatorial province was one where the Roman Senate had the right to appoint the governor.
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