Roman Kingdom

  • roman kingdom

    753 bc–509 bc
    capitoline wolf of roman kingdom (kingdom of rome)
    capitoline wolf
    the ancient quarters of rome
    the ancient quarters of rome
    capitalrome
    common languagesold latin
    religion
    roman religion
    governmentelective monarchy
    king 
    • 753–716 bc
    romulus
    • 715–673 bc
    numa pompilius
    • 673–642 bc
    tullus hostilius
    • 642–616 bc
    ancus marcius
    • 616–579 bc
    l. tarquinius priscus
    • 578–535 bc
    servius tullius
    • 535–509 bc
    l. tarquinius superbus
    legislature
    • senate
    • roman assemblies
    historical erairon age
    • founding of rome
    753 bc
    • monarchy overthrown
    509 bc
    preceded by
    succeeded by
    alba longa
    etruscan civilization
    roman republic
    today part of
    •  italy
    •   vatican city
    ancient rome
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    • roman kingdom
      753–509 bc
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      509–27 bc
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      27 bc – ad 395
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      ad 395–476
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      ad 395–1453
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    assemblies
    • centuriate
    • curiate
    • plebeian
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    ordinary magistrates
    • consul
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    • promagistrate
    • aedile
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    • other countries

    the roman kingdom, also referred to as the roman monarchy, or the regal period of ancient rome, was the earliest period of roman history, when the city and its territory were ruled by kings.

    little is certain about the kingdom's history, as no records and few inscriptions from the time of the kings survive, and the accounts of this period written during the republic and empire are thought to be based on oral tradition. according to these legends, the roman kingdom began with the city's founding circa 753 bc, with settlements around the palatine hill along the river tiber in central italy, and ended with the overthrow of the kings and the establishment of the republic circa 509 bc.

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Roman Kingdom

753 BC–509 BC
The ancient quarters of Rome
The ancient quarters of Rome
CapitalRome
Common languagesOld Latin
Religion
Roman religion
GovernmentElective monarchy
King 
• 753–716 BC
Romulus
• 715–673 BC
Numa Pompilius
• 673–642 BC
Tullus Hostilius
• 642–616 BC
Ancus Marcius
• 616–579 BC
L. Tarquinius Priscus
• 578–535 BC
Servius Tullius
• 535–509 BC
L. Tarquinius Superbus
Legislature
Historical eraIron Age
753 BC
509 BC
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Alba Longa
Etruscan civilization
Roman Republic
Today part of
Roman SPQR banner.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
ancient Rome
Periods
Roman Constitution
Precedent and law
Assemblies
Ordinary magistrates
Extraordinary magistrates
Titles and honours

The Roman Kingdom, also referred to as the Roman monarchy, or the regal period of ancient Rome, was the earliest period of Roman history, when the city and its territory were ruled by kings.

Little is certain about the kingdom's history, as no records and few inscriptions from the time of the kings survive, and the accounts of this period written during the Republic and Empire are thought to be based on oral tradition. According to these legends, the Roman Kingdom began with the city's founding circa 753 BC, with settlements around the Palatine Hill along the river Tiber in central Italy, and ended with the overthrow of the kings and the establishment of the Republic circa 509 BC.