This one page reading plus one page of questions summarizes the rise of the Roman Empire. It is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar readings on Rome, check other offerings by this author. A set of 7 readings is available as a Rome unit (plus lesson suggestions). Caesar Augustus. Triumvirate. Pax Romana. Five Good Emperors.