Map of Roman Empire after the First Century AD
The above map of roman empire after the first century AD illustrates the amazing conquests of the Ancient Roman Empire. When the countries that were once part of Roman Empire c395AD are listed their achievements are even more appreciated.
Map of the Roman Empire
The above Map of the Roman Empire illustrates just how massive the Roman Empire was. The capital of the Rome Empire was in in Rome, which was ruled by an Emperor. Rome was at first only a small fortification; under the kings and the republic, it greatly increased in size; but it could hardly be called magnificent before the time of Augustus Caesar. The first Emperor of Rome was Augustus Caesar, from the year 27 BC. Rome had initially been ruled by ancient kings but then became a Republic ruled by a Council.
Growth of the Roman Empire
The lands and the countries encompassed were massive. Eventually the Empire was split into two - the Western Empire and the Eastern Empire, which each had its own Emperor. The last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustulus, resigned in 476 A.D but the Eastern Roman Empire would last another 1,000 years as the Byzantine Empire controlling the countries in the east.