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  • The Fall of the Roman Empire Due to Army, Citizens, Barbarianism

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    and eventual fall, of the Roman empire. The deficient Emperor role led to the lacking military response to invasions, civil war and peasant uprisings. ROMAN EMPIRE AND ITS EMPEROR Ever since the adoptive system which was installed by Marcus Aurelius was never reinstalled after his death, effective leadership in governing Rome was lacking. It was clearly visible that the Roman Emperor was the backbone of Roman stability and therefore the strength of the Roman army was also crucial in ensuing

  • History of the Roman Empire

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    Roman Empire, political system established by Rome that lasted for nearly five centuries. Historians usually date the beginning of the Roman Empire from 27 bc when the Roman Senate gave Gaius Octavius the name Augustus and he became the undisputed emperor after years of bitter civil war. At its peak the empire included lands throughout the Mediterranean world. Rome had first expanded into other parts of Italy and neighboring territories during the Roman Republic (509-27 bc), but made wider conquests

  • The Five Good Emperors

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    The Second Century c.e. is pinpointed as being a high point for all of the Roman empire. This time of the “Five Good Emperors” is debated as to the reasons and motivations for such stability. Regardless of the causes, numerous factors played into the successes of Rome during this era, much stems from the ability to of the state further the societal welfare of the Roman people. This includes the expansion of public works, stabilized expansion of government bureaucracy, and the mobility gained from

  • History of Rome

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    history of the ancient roman civilization to the fall of the Roman empire covers a period of over 1,200 years. The Roman civilization had humble beginnings as a small territory near the Tiber River but grew to expand areas of 2,500,000 square miles at its peak. Since Rome still exists today, one could argue that it never fell and that it only adapted to or became so immersed into the culture and politics of the regions it conquered that they became one. Nevertheless, if the demise of the roman civilization

  • Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia

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    During the sixth and seventh centuries the Byzantine Empire survived waves of attacks, due to efficient leadership and to natural and man-made fortifications around Constantinople (Martin 206). From this strategic point Byzantine emperors organized and preserved old Roman institutions, and the Byzantine Empire survived until 1453. In particular, the emperor Justinian led the creation of the Code, which condensed the legal genius of the Romans into a coherent whole, eliminated outdated laws and oppositions

  • The Assassination of Julius Caesar

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    Rome was the most powerful empire that ruled the world, from Europe to Africa, and Syria to Spain. During the first century AD, the Roman Empire ruled with superiority and ruthlessness. The powerful Roman empire became a mirror of civilization of authority, strength to fear, dictatorship, and voraciousness. These powerful aristocrats were emperors, sat on the top of Rome’s social order, but many of these emperors abused their status and ability. Roman emperors’ history was all mixed ingredients of

  • The Roman Empire, a Mix of Civilized Society Savagery

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    that civilisation was started almost three thousand years ago by the first Greek empires. Further into history the concept was engineered and modernised by the Roman Empire. Mostly, Romans are looked on as civilised because of their technology, architecture, legislative system and form of government. Their massive military power meant constant conquering of new lands and expansion of the empire. Expansion of the empire meant expansion of their economy. An state with a stable, expanding economy are

  • The Importance Of Constantinople: The City Of Byzantium

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    and was proved to be both beneficial for Romans and Greeks. Emperor Constantine wanted to unite the Roman empire and realized the strategic importance of Byzantium upon reuniting the Empire of Rome because it was placed on the European side of Strait of Bosporus, so in 324 AD, Constantine decided to build his new capital their and named it Constantinople. Constantinople was built in the hope of reuniting the Roman Empire. Before Constantinople, the Empire was divided into two parts; Emperor Diocletian

  • Success of the Roman Army

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    The empire that the Roman’s built can be argued to have been the greatest in world history. The Roman Empire controlled the largest land area in European history and influenced a huge region, acting as a cultural center for the entire continent of Europe. Their strength derived from their prowess and skill on the battlefield. The Roman Army was extremely effective and became the basis of our military structure today by utilizing technological advances in strategy and weaponry, and simply having more

  • Education in Roman Empire

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    Education in Roman Empire The journey from Athenae to Roma for the civil citizen would take 12 days in February. The way would cover 1553 kilometres. The traveller would have to spend 509 denarii. The traveller would travel on a faster sail ship and on fast carriage and travel by feet. During this trip the traveller would encounter the education system of Roman Empire. The government protected education system. Romans followed the educational traditions. The status of teacher had to be confirmed