Discuss the impact of the expansion of the Roman empire on Roman society and culture.Original Question: Discuss the impact of the expansion of Roman politiacal power(its) empire on Roman society...

Discuss the impact of the expansion of the Roman empire on Roman society and culture.

Original Question: Discuss the impact of the expansion of Roman politiacal power(its) empire on Roman society and culture.  And why it was historically signigicant

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The expansion of Roman power throughout the Mediterranean affected many aspects of political life.

Conquests meant enslavement of many conquered people, thus expanding the role of slavery in the Roman economy and contributing to the growth of large estates (latifundia) and possibly to economic inequality as well.

Roman became far richer by her conquests, acquiring most importantly a secure grain supply from the enormously fertile Nile region of Egypt.

Rome’s conquest of Greece by force of arms led to an influx of Greek culture into Rome, transforming Roman literature, rhetoric, and art to reflect Greek models.

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