Between the Years 101 to 200, the City of Rome Had a Population of 1 Million People.

No other city would grow that large until the 19th century. People lived surprisingly long back then too — that is if you made it past the age of 5-10 years old. They say half the children died.

Pictured below is a visual representation of the boundaries of the Roman Empire from 510BC-1453AD.

Image By Sonse – Rome View from Piazza della Trinità dei Monti, CC BY 2.0,

Gif Roman_Empire_map.gif: Rokederivative work: Sémhur / CC BY-SA (

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