The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient Rome:
Ancient Rome – former civilization that thrived on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world.
Political institutions of ancient Rome
Military of ancient Rome
Military history of ancient Rome
For a chronological guide, see Timeline of Roman history.
Further information: History of the Roman Empire
Culture of ancient Rome
Ancient Roman architecture
Types of buildings and structures
Religion in ancient Rome
Languages of the Roman Empire