Use this World History and Western Heritage video entitled Rome: From Republic to Empire to study early Rome and the Republic until the establishment of the Empire by Octavian Caesar. From the end of the Neolithic period until the emergence of the Roman Republic, the Italian Peninsula was dominated largely by the Etruscans. Early Roman government reflected both the Etruscan tradition and the agrarian nature of Roman society. Discover how in time, it was the Senate that came to dominate Roman political, economic, and social life. Learn about how throughout all of Roman life and history, the struggle between the patricians and plebeians remained an important factor in the development of constitutional Rome.
Learn about Ancient Rome and From Republic to Empire.