Roman History Made Easy:Roman history can be daunting -- they just kept making more of it. The Punic wars, the transition from the Republic to the Empire and the early Empire period (the Julio-Claudian Emperors -- Julius Caesar through Nero) are among the most complex periods of Roman history, and, unfortunately, most Roman historians seem to revel in the complexity. That makes it difficult for us normal folks to understand what went on. An exception to the pattern of historical complexity can be found at the following related Internet sites by Ellis Knox of Boise State University:

For the Punic wars:

For the fall of the Republic:

For the Julio-Claudians: