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History Timeline, Facts and Information about Roman Wars
The content of this article provides interesting history, facts and information about early Roman Wars. The early Roman wars and the subsequent conquest of other lands and nations led to the immense growth of Rome and led to the establishment of the Roman Empire. At this point successful Roman Wars and campaigns led to the conquest of most of Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa.

All of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean Sea were under the control of Rome. The history timeline of early Roman wars provides an insight into how Rome grew from a small city state into the most powerful nation in the known Western world.

Information about Roman Wars
Roman Wars were bloody, unyielding and gruesome affairs. The nature of the Romans was ruthless, merciless and pitiless - great attributes for expanding lands and conquering other nations. The success of the Romans in winning so many Roman Wars depended on their abilities, skills, strategies and tactics in the warfare of their times. Roman Wars were won due to a combination of many of these elements together with:

  • Excellent Communication via the legendary Roman Roads

  • Massive supply lines and organisation

  • Their ability to build forts quickly and efficiently

  • Training - Soldiers of the Roman army were highly trained and highly skilled in using a range of different weapons

  • Strong Military Leaders including great Roman generals such as Scipio Africanus (Publius Cornelius Scipio) and Julius Caesar

  • Major reforms of the Roman Army established by Gaius Marius (157 BC–January 13, 86 BC)

Timeline of Early Roman Wars
The following timeline of early Roman Wars category provides details, articles, facts and information about the growth and the battles leading to the Roman Empire.

  • 753–509 BC: Rule of the Seven Kings of Rome

  • 753 BC: According to legend, Romulus and Remus found Rome

  • 753-716 : War with the Sabines

  • 673-641: War with the Etruscans

  • 641-616: War with the Latins

  • 534-509: War with the Volscians

  • 387 BC : Gallic invasion of Italy

  • 390 BC: Destruction of Rome by the Gauls

  • 343-341 BC: 1st Samnite War

  • 326-304 BC: 2nd Samnite War

  • 298 to 290 BC: 3rd Samnite War

  • 264-146: The Punic Wars - a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage

  • 202 BC Battle of Zama, Scipio defeats Hannibal

  • 215 to 148 BC: Macedonian Wars (Four Wars) with Northern Greece

  • 146 BC: The consul Lucius Mummius razes Corinth, marking the end of free Greece

  • 112-105 BC : The Jugurthine War with Numidia.

  • 91 BC: The Social War

  • 90BC: Civil War in Rome

  • 88 BC: Sulla marches on Rome and becomes Dictator

  • 73 BC: Outbreak of Third Servile War, led by the slave and gladiator Spartacus

  • 58 BC : Julius Caesar campaigns in Gaul

  • 55 BC : Julius Caesar attempts to invade Britain

  • 49 BC : Caesar's army crosses the Rubicon and Civil War begins between Caesar and Pompey. Julius Caesar is victorious, becomes dictator and then conquers Gaul

  • 47 BC : Caesar invades Egypt and appoints Cleopatra queen

  • 44 BC : Julius Caesar is assassinated; Marcus Antony controls Rome

  • 31 BC : Battle of Actium, Octavian defeats Marc Antony and Queen Cleopatra

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