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Ancient Rome: The Rise And Fall Of The Roman Empire

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Ancient Rome Rome was considerate as the most powerful of the ancient empire. 1For 2,000 years what had really captivate the historians, is the rise and fall of the Romans empire, including what they wore during this rime. Before becoming an Empire ruling by the Emperor Augustus around 27 B.C.E. - 476 C.E. Rome was a simple city ruling by king. This was when Rome was known as a Republic. Which was soon changed on government level because even with their powerful army they had lost control of the society they had expand. Conflict between cities and their armies soon took place, and tear a part the empire into a civil war. Nevertheless, the Roman Empire prospered for 200 years.They have built a vast system of roadway and waterways that connected…show more content…
The large democratic society use to elect their leaders, and at this time it was a republic before it become an empire, and ruled by Emperors. Also the leaders could not have to much power. It was seem as the same way as Athenian democracy, meaning that only adult male could vote, and they limited the vote of the poor people. They would elect two consult that would work together for a year. There was also senators, but they did not have the power that the consuls had. However been a senator it’s for life, whereas the consuls were only there for a year. With one important thing, all these members in this government had the sam object for their civilization, only the well being of the republic as well as the well being of the…show more content…
Height possible reason had cause the fall of the Roman Empire. The invasion by the Barbarian Tribes, an economic troubles an over reliance on slave labor, the rise of the western empire, a government corruption and political instability, the arrival of the Huns and the migration of the Barbarian tribes, christianity and the loss of traditional values and weakening of the Roman legions. As well as the Black Death also called the Plague. The next several decades the empire had spent, was under threats. In 476, the Germanic leader had organized a revolt that deposed the Emperor Augustus. Even Rome was under attack from outside forces, it was also crumbling from within thanks to a severe financial crisis. With a such a vast territory to govern the empire faced their nightmare on a administrative and legislative level. The invading army reached the Roman’s wall, which had been left totally undefended. In 410 C.E., the Visigoths, led by Alaric breached the wall of Rome and sacked the capital of the Rome empire. The Visigoths looted, burned, and pillaged their way through the city, leaving a wake of destruction wherever they went. These acts continued for three days. For the first time in nearly a millennium the city of Rome was in the hand of someone other then the Roman. Either way was the
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