Article abstract: The Fall of Rome occurred as the result of internal strife and external attacks and resulted in a transfer of imperial power to Constantinople.
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The decline and eventual fall of the powerful Roman Empire can be traced back to severe problems beginning with the reign of Marcus Aurelius, a brutal persecutor of the Christians. His violent reign (r. 161-180 c.e.) experienced increased interior rebellions in addition to attacks on the empire’s borders. The subsequent reign of his brutal and incompetent son Commodus from 180...
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