The Fall of the Roman Republic & The Rise of the Roman Empire
Octavian was one of the first rulers of Rome. They gave him the name of Augustus and Imperator which means commander and chief
The Second Punic War, Hannibal started the second Punic war. He brought the war to Rome and over 45,000 army men and about 37 battle elephants to defeat Rome. Sadly after a long fight Hannibal the famous general lost and once again Rome succeeded. And regained the land Hannibal took over.
The Battle of Actium was the decisive confrontation of the Final War of the Roman Republic. It was a naval engagement fought between the forces of Octavian and the combined forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII. The battle took place on 2 September 31 BC, on the Ionian Sea near the city of Actium, at the Roman province of Epirus vetus in Greece.
The First Punic War, began in 264 B.C. The Carthaginians and Romans wanted control of Sicily. The Romans built a large fleet and defeated the Carthaginian navy. Rome then gained control of the small island Sicily.