Crash Course: World History: The Roman Empire
00:08:58 - 00:10:57

John Green explains how Rome had great power and influence before it officially became an empire. He explains how Rome gained the characteristics of an empire by engaging in, and winning, the Punic Wars.

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  1. What characteristics did the Persian and Roman Empires share?
  2. Who did the Romans fight in the Punic Wars?
  3. How did Rome become an empire even before it had emperors?

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