Mythical and Historical FiguresBy:Karina,Mikey,Juliana,Emma
Romulus/Remus• The founders Rome were Romulus.• The twin-brothers were supposed sons of god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia.
• Rhea was married to Mars, the Roman god of war.• They were abandoned by their parents when they were babies and put into a basket that was then placed into basket into the River Tiber.
• They were abandoned by their parents when they were babies and put into a basket that was then placed into the River Tiber.• Rome was found 753 BC.
• First they were found by a she-wolf who fed them. Then a shepherd and his wife adopted the boys.• As the twins grew older they didnt want they did not want to take care of sheep. They wanted to be kings.
Cicero• Marcus Tullius Cicero was born on January 3,106 BC and was murdered on December 7,43 BC.• His Family was from the town of Arpinum it was about 70 miles southeast of Rome.
• Cicero studied literature philosophy and law in Ancient Rome.• He stop studying those things because he had to go in the military• Cicero was famous Rome statesman.
• He was born six years before Julius Caesar• He served in the Senate.
Hannibal and the Carthaginian Wars• He was a Punic Carthaginian military tactician• Considered one of the greatest military commanders in history• His most famous campaign took place during the Second Punic War (247- 182 B.C.), when he passed the Romans off guard by crossing the Alps• His father was one of the leading Carthaginian commander during the first punic war.
• Hannibal lived during the time of great tension in the Mediterranean, when Rome had its supremacy.• In the second Punic war Hannibal won 3 dramatic victories in Italy.• He held Italy for 15 years.
• Then Rome’s counter attack from north Africa forced them to return to carthage.• Hannibal was decisively defeated by Scipio Africanus, at the battle of Zama.• After the war Hannibal ran for office of Suffete.
Julius Caesar and Augustus• Julius Caesar is one of ancient Rome’s most famous individuals (born in 100 B.C.)• He was the first army commander to invade England (in 55 B.C. and again in 54 B.C.)• Caesar was born into a wealthy family.
• After leading the Roman Army, Caesar began to have an interest in politics• Caesar became in charge of the Roman entertainment in 65 B.C.• He spent most of his money on entertainment.
• Caesar went to France in 58 B.C. where he served as governor• Augustus was the first roman Emperor (63 B.C. - 14 C.E.)• Augustus was first named Gaius Octavius Thurinus• Julius Caesar was Augustus’ great uncle• Augustus was adopted by Julius Caesar
• In 27 BC was officially named Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus• Young Octavius was adopted after Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C.• Augustus became part of a military dictatorship.