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  • The Roman Empire: The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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    half a millennium, the Roman Empire dominated Europe and the Mediterranean and was the most successful empire the Western World had yet known. To maintain their power, Rome utilized a sophisticated form of empire building that revolved around law, military strategy, and infrastructure. With the collapse of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., Western Europe was left in a chaotic upheaval, which conveniently was solved by using the Roman society as a model. The legacy of the Roman Empire greatly influenced

  • The Roman Empire

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    discussing the greatest empires in the history of the world, one that will always be included in the conversation is the Roman Empire. With an empire that spread from Hadrian’s Wall to Arabia, it is considered one of the mightiest empires in history. There was no single factor or individual that can be considered to be the driving force behind the success of the Roman Empire. It is rather a success founded upon political policies, military strength and cultural prosperity. No empire in history has ever

  • The Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire was one of the largest, strongest, and longest lasting empires in history. It lasted over five hundred years surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and at its zenith, stretched from the British Isles to the Persian Sea. The empire brought with it many technological achievements and advancements in art, medicine and language. Unfortunately, as with all great empires, it must end. There was much causation for the empire’s demise, most notably barbarian tribes. Rome did not fall in one day;

  • The Roman Empire

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    from a little colony to an emerging empire. "Roman imperialism introduced extremes of wealth and poverty that honed social and economic conflict within the Roman state ." The enormous army and their countless loots, as well as their captured slaves, produced many changes along the countryside such as small farms becoming large plantations, and peasants left without lands decided to journey to Rome and other cities. "Immense wealth inflamed the ambitions of Roman nobles who struggled for personal domination

  • Roman Engineering In The Roman Empire

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    days, the wonders of Roman Engineering can still be appreciated not only on Italy but also on several parts of Europe. Thanks to the implementation of concrete and the the arch, the process of construction of great buildings and structures, such as aqueducts, was possible during the Roman Empire. One of the main reasons the Roman Engineers built the aqueducts and other buildings as extremely durable structures was that they believed that the Roman Empire would exist forever. Roman Engineering was mainly

  • The Fall of the Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire was, without a doubt, the most powerful governing body in the Mediterranean that ever was. At the peak of the Roman Empire, in the mid part of the first century, it covered about half of Europe, much of the Middle East, and the north coast of Africa. So why did Rome fall? There was not one cause that led to the fall of Rome, but many things occurring in succession to each other. After the reign of Tiberus, there were many poor leaders, two of which were Caligula and Nero. Caligula

  • The Collapse of the Roman Empire

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    The Roman Empire spaded over six hundred years, encompassing the entire Mediterranean world. This empire left an ineffaceable mark on the Western society as a whole with its creation of laws, cultures and currency. As Julius Caesar once said, “I came. I saw. I conquered.” However the real question is, why did this empire fail after providing centuries of strong political and military leadership as well as a stable economic and social organization? The truth of the matter is, that which made the

  • The Fall of the Roman Empire

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    The Fall of the Roman Empire Rome was a major power because it always made certain its own military prowess was preeminent. There have been many ideas presented as to the fall of the Roman Empire. Many believe that Rome declined morally and the violence and decadence of the societal norms led to the demise. Gibbons has been credited with the theory of the influence and transference of Christianity over the Roman system of Gods and Goddesses that perpetrated the fall. Another theory lays the blame

  • Mercy in the Roman Empire

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    all of Roman history, the basic Roman principle has always been that no mercy is to be shown. By A.D. 300, an emperor’s primary job was to defend their Empire from barbarians, and all other affairs, including the choosing of emperors, laid in the hands of the Imperial Guard. What brought down the fall of the Empire? It was not the greed, incompetence, brutality, or insanity of many emperors. Rather, it was the showing of mercy toward barbarians by emperor Valens. In A.D. 364, the Empire was already

  • Fall of the Roman Empire

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    The rise and fall of the Roman Empire has bewitched many historians, scholars, and archaeologists alike. This period in history would give way to brilliant leaders, a rising religion, technological advances, a stirring economy and robust army. However as the years would past, the once glorious empire would plummet from political turmoil, a deteriorating economy, religious unrest, and vicious attacks from foreign invaders. (Rosenwein 1-56). The history of the Roman Empire stretches over a thousand

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