How did the process of Romanization of the empire occur?

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Romanization refers to the assimilation of conquered territories into the Roman Republic and later Empire. In an attempt to create a cultural link between the Romans and those they conquered, it was encouraged to assimilate and acculturate conquered peoples into Rome.

There were different ways of romanizing the provinces. Sometimes it would happen from the top down; upper Patrician classes in Roman provinces would adopt Roman culture, and it would then filter down to the peasants and those further from the cities. Occasionally, children would be taken from outlying region and be educated in city-centers with Roman values; we could see this as either the children were wards of Rome or captured hostages meant to keep Roman provinces from rebelling.

Other ways Romanization occurred was by sending Roman citizens to the outlying regions of the Empire, such as retired soldiers who were given plots of land throughout the empire. These soldiers would then encourage Roman laws, customs, and...

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