The Roman Empire’s plight to political dominance and influence was not an easy task it would take many years for the sovereignty to reach its prime. The empire through a series of fierce battles and alliances with neighboring peoples would expand over time making its home along the Tiber River and south towards Campania near the Bay of Naples. Later conquering Epirus, Pyrrhus Kingdom in 280 BC renaming it Epirus vetus. In 295 BC, the Romans would defeat the Samnites and take control of Central Italy. By the 2nd century the Roman Empires population would swell to a massive 60 million spanning across “5 million square kilometers roughly 20 times the area of the United Kingdom” (Kelly 1-14). By the third century they would dominate over the Italian Peninsula and Mediterranean seas. The empire would eventually dominate fully what is now the Middle East, Africa, and Northern Europe (Kell...
Throughout its early history Rome constantly came up new innovative ideas have the upper hand over its enemies. The Romans were a determined people that believed that ruling the world was their destiny and after the defeat of its’ greatest rival Carthage, they were now masters of the Mediterranean. Rome would never again be threatened until the empire’s fall hundreds of years later. The Romans would now begin to expand their empire past Italy, and with great success, come to rule the Western world.
Rome started off as yet another small town among other stupid things around 8th century B.C. Italy along the Mediterranean Sea. Rome eventually got to the point where being a small town wasn’t thrilling anymore, so they decided to become a gigantic empire around “338 and 290 B.C.” (www.worldology.com) they accomplished this by aggressively establishing themselves around their own area of Italy. Before they were an empire, they were a kingdom that lasted from 753 B.C. to 509 B.C. Not much is known about Rome as a kingdom, because there are no written records of the time/ they didn’t backup their hard-drive. Basically the kingdom ended when it was over-thrown and made into a republic. As a republic, Rome only advanced from there. Their military remained unmatched as they conquered lots and lots of dumb places around “Italy, Spain and England.” (www.worldology.com). This love of conquering led to Rome becoming one of the most talked about empires of the year.
In the end greed and power was all the reason Rome needed to conquer Carthage and the rest of the Mediterranean territories. Thus making it one of the greatest military powers the world has ever known. It makes you wonder how the world would have been had Rome not try to dominate the world.
Rome first began to expand once they had challenged the nearby Etruscans. These people had educated Rome on a great may things, much of which was architecture, which helped Rome to become the great empire that it did. Rome borrowed things such as the construction
It began when Augustus Caesar became the first emperor of Rome. Many people thought that the Roman Empire was fictional. Although some things are fictional like the “one eyed cyclops” mostly everything is true. The Roman Empire a massive amount of territory coving areas such as, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
The Roman Empire was one of the strongest civilizations during its twelve century history.The three most important contributions to their strengths were a perfect location which provided an abundance of resources, powerful leaders such as Julius Caesar that focused on military might so they could conquer other civilizations, and a far more advanced architecture than their neighbors. The history of Rome is so important because they are one of the greatest civilizations to have ever existed and there are reasons to why they were so successful. Looking back at what they did could show us how to be just as powerful as Rome was.
There were many reasons that led to the decline of Rome. rome was once a large empire in Europe, Africa, and Asia. in 117 CE, Rome was at its peak and was the strongest empire in the world. Just a few centuries later, the empire no longer existed. The roman empire collapsed because it was colossal, emperors were dying left and right, and a very common laziness roamed the lands.
The Roman Empire lasted for over 500 years. The fall of the Roman Empire was 476 A.D. There was a decline of the empire which was due to several different reasons. Each reason linked to each other. Even though there were both internal and external reasons for the fall, in my opinion, the external reasons played the most important role because it affected the citizens and their way of life. Rome faced many obstacles that led to the fall of the Roman Empire such as environmental, economical, and political issues.
From about 50 BCE to the year 200 CE, the Roman Empire was a powerful nation. Rome was the city that became the center of the Roman Empire and by 200 BCE Rome became a powerhouse. The Romans conquered Scotland to Spain, controlled the Mediterranean Sea, and established colonies in North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Minor. By the year 44 BCE Julius Caesar became a Roman Emperor and Rome had a great military. Then around the 5th century CE the Roman Empire began to weaken. The primary reasons for the fall of Rome was because of the Roman Emperors, the Roman Army, and foreign invasion.