Roman Empire Italian Peninsula
In 42 bc cisalpine gaul north of the apennines was added.
Roman empire italian peninsula. During the fifth century the papacy at rome gradually establishes its ascendancy over the western christian church. Constantinople replaces rome as the new capital in 330 and the italian peninsula as part of the western roman empire eventually falls to the ostrogoths in 476. And in the late 3rd century ad italy came to include the islands of sicily corsica and sardinia as. 5th 8th century at the fall of the western roman empire in 476 corsica is taken by the vandals but conquered in 535 by the byzantine general belisarius.
Italy in roman antiquity the italian peninsula from the apennines in the north to the boot in the south. Although corsica is invaded shortly thereafter by the goths it remains a possession of the byzantine empire until 725 when it falls under the domain of the lombard kingdom of the italian peninsula. Asked in roman empire who ruled the italian peninsula before the romans took over in 509 bc. Italia the latin and italian name for the italian peninsula was the homeland of the romans and metropole of rome s empire in classical antiquity 2 3 4 5 according to roman mythology italy was the ancestral home promised by jupiter to aeneas of troy and his descendants whose descendants were the founders of rome.
Aside from the. The roman expansion in italy covers a series of conflicts in which rome grew from being a small italian city state to be the ruler of the italian peninsula roman tradition attributes to the roman kings the first war against the sabines and the first conquests around the alban hills and down to the coast of latium. Before the romans took over the italian peninsula italy consisted of a multitude of different peoples. Merchants and trade italian peninsula the italian peninsula was a key factor to what made the roman empire so strong.
However after the fall of the roman empire in the 5th century all states of the italian peninsula became subject to the larger european power wrangles. It runs alobg for about 1 000 kilometers from the po valley in the northern region to the central mediterranean sea in the southern region.