as a village of wooden houses,but later got wealthy and strong(Macdonald 6).They ruled a large empire that went between what we now call Turkey and Scotland(Macdonald 6).The Romans owned most of the land around the Mediterranean Sea(Bingham 5).In 200 B.C. the Romans owned a lot of Italy,and they started to attack near by lands(Macdonald 6).Rome was busy,jammed,loud and exciting with many great buildings(Macdonald 6). The Roman Empire was the greatest in 117 A.D.(Bingham 5).Slowly,the Romans took control of all their enemies and won control of Italy(Bingham 5).By 300 B.C. Rome was a wealthy city,but it was surrounded by enemies(Bingham 5).Where the Romans captured,they set up villages that were similar to Rome(Bingham 6).After they set their land the introduce the Roman way of life(Bingham 6).
The main Roman God was Jupiter(Bingham 37).Jupiter was in charge of thunder and lightning(Bingham 37).During the first century in A.D. the Roman poet Ovid wrote a collection of poems on the legends of Gods(Bingham 37).Until the time of the late Roman Empire,most people worshiped a range of different gods(Bingham 36).Other gods were friendly household spirits who the Romans believed that they watched over them(Bingham 36).In the Roman territory of the Middle East, many people's religion was to be Jewish(Bingham 36).Priests killed cows,sheep,pigs and doves on an open altar in front of churches(Bingham …show more content…
The soldiers used their shields to make a covering to protect them,the strategy was called the “testudo,” or tortoise(Macdonald 32).The Roman soldiers fought with javelins swords and daggers(Macdonald 32).The Roman army captured citizens and “helpers”(Macdonald 32).Rome used to be ruled by kings(Macdonald 30).In 27B.C. an army leader named Octavian gained power over Rome(Macdonald 30).
In 47 B.C. a great general named Julius Caesar announced himself dictator(Macdonald 30).Dictator means that you could rule on your own conditions(Macdonald 30).Six other king ruled after Caesar but they were crazy and cruel(Macdonald 30).Legend says that Romulus was the first king and he was in charge in 753 B.C.(Macdonald 30).The last king,Tarquin the proud was taken control of in 509 B.C.(Macdonald 30).The Roman republic lasted for more that 400 years(Macdonald