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The Roman Empire grew out of the city of Rome, which gradually expanded to include all of Italy. During the Punic Wars, Rome began to acquire an empire and gradually expanded north into Gaul and...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2019 6:40 pm UTC

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Rome was a hierarchical and sexist society dependent on slave labor. Slaves comprised about 10–15% of the population across the Roman Empire overall and about 35–40% of the population in the...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2019 11:54 am UTC

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One of the main reasons why the Western Roman Empire collapsed was the invasion and the attacks of the "barbarian" tribes. The Roman Empire and the Germanic tribes had clashed multiple times in the...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2020 10:23 am UTC

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There are many defining features of the Roman empire during the second century CE. First of all, the Roman empire reached its largest extent in the early years of that century when Trajan was...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2020 10:15 pm UTC

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The Roman Empire was important for its feats of law, engineering, and political organization. The first important element of Roman history in terms of its lasting influence on the future would be...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012 4:19 am UTC

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Rome's long slide into collapse was, as Gibbon contended in this quote, fueled by its unprecedented success expanding its borders over most of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. We can see...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020 10:36 pm UTC

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The reason students and scholars continue to study and discuss the history of the Roman Empire is because it did represent a magnificent achievement in a number of areas. Its vast expanse,...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2013 3:38 pm UTC

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The most important difference between these two writers is that Tacitus was far more critical of the Romans than was Livy. Livy's intent in his writings was to, in his words, "do my duty to the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2013 3:10 am UTC

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First Triumvirate Strengths The three rulers each had skills and attributes that presented a well-rounded front. Crassus had extreme wealth and the influence it could buy. Pompey had fame and the...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2020 6:25 pm UTC

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You did not specify the time period that you were referring to, so I am proceeding with the assumption that you are asking about the period from 264 B.C.E. to 133 B.C.E., the period generally...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 7:13 pm UTC

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The most important way in which they were distinct from Rome was in the identity of their rulers. Though they kept some of the same governmental structures, the people at the top of the pyramid...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 5:54 am UTC

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It has been suggested that the Antonine Plague, which afflicted the Roman Empire during the 2nd century AD, originated in South-East Asia. This is because it bore a close resemblance to similar...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2019 8:14 am UTC

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Many people consider the Roman military more important than any other aspect of Roman civilization. Indeed the military was altered enormously under dictator Caesar Augustus, transforming the...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2013 3:22 pm UTC

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The nation that Rome conquered across the Mediterranean was Carthage. Rome and Carthage were adversaries in the Mediterranean, Spain, and other areas. There were a total of three wars between them...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2019 11:41 pm UTC

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The Visigoths had previously been allies of the Romans. In fact, it was as allies that they were allowed to settle in the eastern half of the Empire. But this came with a catch. In return for land...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2020 10:44 am UTC

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There are many accomplishments that could be credited with helping the Roman Empire succeed. Let us look at three. First, there is the establishment and organization of the Romany army. This army...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 11:13 pm UTC

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We need to begin by defining our terms. "Hellenistic" refers to an era ushered in by the conquests of Alexander of Macedon (336–323 BCE), also known as Alexander the Great. This historical era...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2018 7:40 pm UTC

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The concept of three incarnations of Rome is connected with and based upon religion, geopolitics, and nationalism. When the first (the actual) Rome fell in CE 476 it meant that Constantinople, the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 4:42 am UTC

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While there are many reasons for the demise of the Roman Empire, its vast size played a significant part. For centuries, Rome had been expanding its borders. By the 3rd Century CE, it encompassed...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2020 4:45 pm UTC

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Ah, this question has beset historians for centuries! Theories about what brought the Fall of the Roman Empire include excessive military spending, lead poisoning, and just about everything in...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2016 8:52 pm UTC

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The Crisis of the Third Century in the Roman Empire lasted fifty years, from the death of Severus Alexander to the accession of Diocletian. Rome was near collapse in all spheres: social, political,...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2018 1:12 pm UTC

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It is hard to know why people of any given time act the way they do. We can really only speculate. I would argue that the Roman games were like this because A) it seems to be human nature to like...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012 9:16 am UTC

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Two large influences on Ancient Roman clothing for men and women were from the Etruscans and the Greeks. Socially, as variations to togas and stolas became possible, strict rules that identified...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2013 11:06 pm UTC

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Julius Caesar was the leader of the Roman Republic from 49 BCE to 44 BCE, though he was a prominent political and military leader even earlier. Beginning as a military general and then becoming one...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2019 9:38 pm UTC

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It is difficult to assess how much communication issues affected the decline of Rome. On the one hand, during the period of barbarian invasions, the time involved in repositioning legions may have...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012 10:35 pm UTC

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The institutions of the Roman Republic were established as a reaction against the tyranny of Etruscan kings. Once the last of these kings, Tarquin the Proud, had been deposed, the Romans began...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2019 8:21 am UTC

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In the Roman pantheon, Mars is the primary god of war. He was also considered the god of springtime, agriculture, and social justice. The Romans also worshiped a goddess of war, Bellona, who was...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2016 10:59 pm UTC

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There were two major ways in which the legacy of Rome was preserved by these empires. First, the basic structure of Roman government was left more or less intact in places like the Ostrogothic...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2012 5:35 am UTC

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