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  • Ancient Rome

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    Ancient Rome The gladiator’s world was a Roman world. According to tradition, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 B.C. The legend says that Romulus and Remus were the twin sons of the war god, Mars. As infants, they were abandoned in a basket by the River Tiber. There they were found by a she-wolf, who carried them back to her den and protected and nurtured them until they were old enough to survive on their own.1 It was when he was a young man that Romulus established the city that bears

  • Ancient Rome

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    The story of ancient Rome is a tale of how a small community of shepherds in the central Italy grew to become one of the greatest empires in history, and then collapsed. According to Roman legend. Rome was founded in 753 B.C. By 275 B.C., it controlled most of the Italian Peninsula. In the A.D. 100’s, the Roman Empire covered about half of Europe, much of the Middle East, and the northern coast of Africa. The empire then began to crumble, party because it was too big for Rome to govern. The millions

  • Slavery in Ancient Rome

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    The experiences of enslaved women differed from the experience of enslaved men in ancient Rome; slavery within ancient Rome can be traced back to the first century BCE and was based primarily on the chattel slave system. Slavery within the ancient roman society was highly normalised as it was considered a part of roman culture. Slavery within ancient Rome was so heavily normalised that it is considered to be described as a “slave society” Joshel (2010, p. 6) states that “For slaves living in the

  • The Art of Ancient Rome

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    The Art of Ancient Rome The Roman sculptures and architectures were greatly influenced by the Greeks and also some effects by the Etruscans. Romans were influenced mostly by Greek art in many ways. It was because the variety of paintings, sculptures, and the different style of early architectures presented in every period of Roman history. They had pasted and copied many art works from the early Greek to build up their empire. Although the Etruscans had contributed and influenced the Roman

  • The Government of Ancient Rome

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    Rome is located on the Tiber River in Italy. This environment provided arable land, and therefore had good crops. In addition, a peninsula provided access to the sea on both sides. Rome had a Mediterranean climate, and the Tiber provided sources of water for easy access to the sea and transportation. The Alps and the Apennines provided the water for Rome?s river system, and the ash from nearby volcanoes provided fertile soil, as to further promote the wellness of the arable land. There were natural

  • The Culture of Ancient Rome

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    Introduction The culture of the ancient Rome existed during one of the most fascinating periods in history, and a good number of various aspects of this culture can still be observed in the present day Roman culture. Perhaps it’s important to note that, the term “culture of the ancient Rome” is usually used to refer to the culture of the Roman Republic which later became the Roman Empire. The empire covered a wider area, ranging from Morocco and Lowland Scotland to the Euphrates (O'Sullivan, 2011)

  • The Culture of Ancient Rome

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    System of Writing Language Although in some remote pockets of Ancient Rome the Greek language strongly accented the primary tongue, the people were a dominantly Latin speaking population. More specifically, Archaic Latin (also known as Old Latin)- the original version of Latin that today’s Modern and Classical editions branch from. Due to the Ancient Roman Empire conquering many countries over the course of it’s time, a great deal of present-day languages, such as English, French and Italian

  • Republic Ancient Rome

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    The transition between a monarchy and republic for the ancient city of Rome was a long process filled with endless power struggles (Spielvogel 88). As Rome grew, more people wanted a piece of this newly great world power. Military was a huge part in ancient Rome because it provided all of Rome’s wealth needed for sustention. Accordingly, great military leaders were popular with the Roman people because they brought in the money. A lot of people gained power this way, but some were just born into

  • The Fall Of Ancient Rome

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    At one point in time, Ancient Rome was an enormous and powerful empire. However, it eventually fell and was divided into Western Rome and Eastern Rome. Western Rome continued to decline, while Eastern Rome was able to last another thousand years with the guidance and help of many great emperors. One of the first of these emperors, was Justinian I. During his reign, Justinian was able to bring back political, personal, and supernatural goals for the people of Rome. Justinian helped bring back political

  • The Period Of Ancient Rome

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    During the time period of ancient Rome, the structure of government and political culture was developed and has helped us base our own government and political ideas to the ones that we use today. Ancient Rome had three periods’ in their government those where the Republican period, Imperial period, and Monarchy period. Each period helped Rome build their government and structure their society in a specific way throughout their early years. The Romans were a direct democracy, meaning everyone (who

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