The origin of Rome is marked by the legend of the bickering brothers Romulus and Remus. The city was named for the prevailing brother, Romulus, and it flourished to become the origin of a powerful empire. Citizens of Rome became rich traders and landowners thanks to an organized agricultural system and prosperous trade, and mass migration from other nations began. However, Rome's wealth became its very downfall. Explore nearly 1,000 years of Roman history and discover the lasting legacy of Rome in Western culture.