History Questions and Answers

Start Your Free Trial

How was Rome able to conquer and maintain its great empire?

Expert Answers info

larrygates eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write1,856 answers

starTop subjects are History, Law and Politics, and Social Sciences

Rome was able to maintain its empire by lenient treatment of the peoples in conquered areas. They were not required to pay Roman taxes, and were allowed some degree of self rule. The only requirements imposed on them were to provide soldiers for the Roman army if needed, and not join an alliance with any other power...

(The entire section contains 171 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial