The modern countries of Portugal, Spain, Andorra, England, France, Monaco, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, San Marino, Malta, Austria and the Czech Republic. In addition, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco were all part of the Roman Empire.Know More
Not all were in the empire simultaneously. The Roman Empire as a whole spanned hundreds of years, and territorial boundaries shifted during that time. Not all countries that are listed were held by Rome during the entirety of the empire, but all were occupied for at least some amount of time. Over time Rome occupied nearly all of Europe, the Middle East and the northern coast of Africa.
The Czech Republic and Slovakia were only occupied by Rome for a relatively short amount of time and never formally declared part of the empire. Only a small part of the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia was held by Rome, and it is unclear how much of Sudan was taken. The extent and specifics of Rome's occupation of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kuwait are also unclear, though they are believed to have been at least in part occupied with the annexation of Armenia.Learn more about Ancient Rome
The expansion of the Roman Empire was based on both the advent of roads and development of advanced water systems. Rome also permitted the people they defeated in war to govern themselves as long as they remained loyal to Rome.Full Answer >
The Roman Empire started in 27 B.C. and ended in A.D. 393. This period began with Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus being awarded the title of Augustus.Full Answer >
The Roman Empire began with the crowning of Gaius Octavian Thurinus in 31 B.C. and fell to the German Goths in A.D. 476, for a total of 507 years. The Byzantine Empire, Rome's eastern half, did not fall until the Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453.Full Answer >
Christian apostles, such as Paul, worked to spread Christianity throughout the Roman Empire. Some say that the apostles traveled as far as 10,000 miles throughout the Roman Empire during a course of 30 years.Full Answer >