Rome: Republic and Empire

For nearly a thousand years, from a city-state to a massive empire, Rome was the high water mark of the classical era in the west, absorbing vast amounts of territory and assimilating countless cultural groups.

The documents and other materials presented here provide a snapshot into the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire as well as the effects of their expansion on subject peoples.

Tacitus on the end of the Republic
Julius Caesar on the Customs of the Germans
Emperor Claudius Enlarges the Senate
Britain and Boudicca’s Revolt (includes secondary source)