Main Events in Roman History

753 BC

Romulus and Remus establish Rome, according to legend

509 BC

Latin peoples of Rome drive out the Etruscans
Roman Republic is established

450 BC

Laws of the Twelve Tables are set down in writing

246–146 BC

Rome overtakes Carthage in Punic Wars
Rome occupies Italy from the Toe River to the Po River
Rome is considered the major power in the Mediterranean.