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What were the major achievements of the Roman Empire?

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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, spreading over three continents and lasting for over 1,000 years, are in themselves unique achievements in world history.  Its politics, military, economy and philosophies all formed models for future civilizations, and the palace intrigue that characterized internal Roman political life remains the subject of innumerable fiction and nonfiction books, movies and the television series thousands of years after the empire’s demise.

Among the major achievements for which the Roman Empire is recognized today includes its design and construction of theaters, temples, and many other types of buildings, remnants of some of which remain standing today, the architecture of which continues to be...

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