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Roman Empire

Parent Category: Ancient Rome
The Roman empire spanned throughout Europe and Northern Africa. It stood from 44 BC to 286 AD. The Roman empire witnessed the time of the gladiator as well as a significant shift in religious views.
Italy in the early days was inhabited by different ethnic groups. There were at least 35 different groups. One geographic element which affected them was the features of the terrain. The people who lived on the mountains tended to have more of a pastoral life. The lives of the peoples who lived on...
Historical concensis changes over time. Perspectives change as more  information is uncovered, or seen in a new light.
The area along the Tiber was a good place to settle because it had villages near the river, the rolling land had rich soil that was good for farming, and it also had natural resources such as wood and stone for building. The inland location and hilly country protected settlers of Rome from enemies.
You could say that the Romans had slaves since they came into existence. Slavery is as old as mankind and every civilization, both ancient and modern had slaves. The Romans along with other ancient peoples had a slave based economy and many aspects of civilization are due to not only a slave's...
Plutarch was 74 when he died (46-120). During his long lifetime there were many emperors: Claudius (reigned 41-54), Nero (54-68), Galba (68-69), Otho (69), Vitellius (69), Vespasian (69-79), Titus (79-81), Domitian (81-96),Nerva (96-98), Trajan (98-117) and Hadrian (117-138).
Yes. Charlemagne was born in the Frankish kingdom circa 742 AD and  died in 814 AD.
There have been a large number of formally ordained "Crusades" withat least ten having been conducted between the 11th and 16thcentury. At the time of the first Crusade in 1096, the mainEuropean mover was the Pope (Urban II) with the rulers of thenations involved being France and England (led by...
Roman (civil) law was at the time at the basis of most legislation  in Europe. Although the US Constitution itself is largely based on  the ideas of Montesquieu and other Enlightenment thinkers, the  Founding fathers (at least those who had studied Law) would be  heavily influenced by the...
It was Cleopatra. In actual fact, this was a  power play on Cleopatra's part. She became the lover of the most  powerful man in Rome to avert the possibility of a Roman invasion  of Egypt. The affair was also an alliance between Egypt and the man  who dominated Roman politics. Had the Romans...
The Small Roman Theater was situated within the city walls. The  remains of scene, semicircular orchestra and tired section for the  audience have partly been reconstructed. Below the theater is the  building of the one-time German Royal Gymnasium, which in 1930  became the Archaeological Museum...
The first tyrannical ruler Rome had was Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last king of Rome. He was deposed in a rebellion because of his tyranny. The Romans decided to do away with the monarchy to prevent the return of tyranny and established the Roman Republic. During the period of the Roman...
Lighthouses were a great help for Roman shipping or any other Mediterranean shipping for that matter. As storms would frequently occur, the lighthouses gave sailors a direction as to where a port was located. In calm weather, the lighthouses acted as a nautical roadmap, as every experienced captain...
people had to pay more for they things because interrupt trading on the medditerrian sea
Provinces, each one having a governor, Examples are: Italia,  Noricum, Britannia, Judea, Thracia, Galia, Dacia (which was  abandoned in the 3rd century). THese governors were answerable  driectly to the emperor.
A console was the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic, and the consulship was considered the highest level of the cursus honorum. Each year, 2 Consol's were elected together, to serve for a one-year term.....so in Rome they are still ruled by Consol's!
Ancient Rome's greatest legacy is Christianity. Christianity  developed from a religion among a small group of Jews (who lived in  Judea, which was part of the Roman Empire) into a mass religion in  the Roman days. It spread around the Roman Empire. It became state  religion. Catholic...
Rome's ancient history goes back to 753 BC
french empire, the dependent states and allied states.
From about 330 when Constantinius founded Constantinopolis to 1453  ad when the Ottoman Turks seized the capital (the had already taken  the rest of the empire). One could also date the Byzantine EMpire  back to the founding of the ROMAN empire in 22 BC, so around 1500  years.
There was not an official end for the western  part of the Roman Empire. Historians have set 476 as a conventional  date for its fall, but there are some historians who disagree with  this. This was the year when the last emperor of the west, Romulus  Augustus, was deposed by Odoacer, a Germanic...
He is remembered for taking over the government.July is named after him.He was a high priest.He reorganized the army..He suggested new laws, which were approved
You need to specify whose overthrow you are referring to if you  want to make it possible to answer your question. I will assume  that you are referring the overthrow of the last king of Rome. The  Romans decided to do away with the monarchy to prevent the return  of tyranny and established the...
Roman Coliseum, in short was used for blood sport dedicating the  lives sacrificed to the gods. Imagine any sport resulting in death.  The romans did it first.
In Judaism, the earliest manuscripts were the prophetic books thatwere written by the prophets themselves. At the death of each ofthe prophets, the original manuscript was deposited with theSanhedrin, which was the high court of Torah-sages in the Templepremises. This is why the first Torah-scroll,...
The emperor of Rome live many centuries ago so even if he lived to  be an old man, he would not have lived until today. No man has  lived to be 1,800 years old.
it is famous because it is over 10 000 years old.
The emperor Nero committed suicide in 68 AD, so he died during the  first century AD.
The eastern and western parts of the Roman Empire were not  separate. They were two units of the same empire. The terms Eastern  Roman Empire and Western Roman Empire have been coined by  historians. The Romans did not use them. The political difference  between these parts of the empire...
Phoenecian culture and mycenean. Probably also some Persian. The  Phoenecians taught the greeks the alphabet and many other crucial  cultural things, this was in the early iron age when the  Mediterranean world was just recovering from The Great Bronze Age  Collapse.
The Flavian Amfitheater as the building was called by the romans  (and it was commisioned by the emperor Vespesianus and completed  under his son Titus in the 70s ad) was not attacked, it has been  scavenged over the centuries for building materials and also  subjected to several earth quakes
It sort of ended when Mexico lost the war under their dictator  Santa Anna a the hands of the US. The US the took California and  the areas now known as Arizona and New Mexico and gave the rest  back to Mexico so they could still be an independent nation.
Rome declined for a variety of reasons. First, they had grown too  large to effectively govern. Rome was also suffering from  considerable internal pressures. There were so many religions  within the borders that it was hard to feel a sense of unity with  your fellow citizens. There were also...
he was stabbed to death by rivals in politics and even friends in politics who wanted his job.
This is a statement regarding the type of democracy of the Roman  Republic. It is based on a wrong assumption that a republic should  be a liberal democracy. This is incorrect. A Republic is a state  which is not governed by emperors, kings or queens or aristocrats  (such as princes in...
A wolf supposedly nursed Rome's brothers and when they got older, they realized they were human and left.
The Roman government however,viewed them with suspicion and  persecuted them for .... Later Byzantine emperors followed  Constantine's example as protectors of the Christian faith.
Yes. In fact the word 'salary' comes from the Latin for salt.
.These may not be the most famous, but they are certainly important  in the timeline of Ancient Rome.     753 B.C.E. Rome was founded.    509 B.C.E. The Roman monarchy was overthrown and replaced with  the Roman Republic.    44 B.C.E. Julius Caesar was assassinated.    27 B.C...
The riot of Pompeii was when a serious outburst between Nuceria and Pompeii broke out. After a slight incident happened. people lost their family
Thermae (large bath complexes) and balneae (smaller public or  private facilities) were the names of the ancient Roman baths. 
The islands of Sicily and Sardinia were the first province of Rome.
They also called it the Minotaur
No because it would distract them from the army they were able to married at 40 when they retire
The emperor Aurelian (reigned 270-275) restored order and the unity of the empire. He ended the Crisis of the Third Century in which the empire was continually invaded by its neighbours, there were military rebellions and usurper emperors, and two parts of the empire broke away. His successes...
No, Julius Caesar was not a Christian. Christianity was started byJesus who was born at least 44 years after Caesar lived.
Roman houses were heated by central heating
they made the Colosseum out of cement for the base with marble on the outside and marble for the seats, they also used sand on the ground so it would soak up the blood.
Only the very best legionaries could hope to become optios and then centurions - and this would take 15 years!
  Of course, the most fundamental effect today, of the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire, is that most Westerners are Christians. The political map of Europe has been drawn and redrawn as pagans were conquered in the name of Christianity and political changes resulted from long-ago...
Yes, makeup was a fairly common thing by the time of Ancient Rome.
In today's modernised version it is: II-XXVII-MMIX
they got killed nah just kidding I don't lnow
Most people don't understand Roman numerals so movie makers use  these numerals to disguise the fact when the movie was actually  released.  +++  How do you "know" without asking them, that "most" people don't  understand Roman numerals (they can always find out!), and why  should film-makers...
Yes, Yes there were Basilicas in Pompeii
The password is.................PIE.
It was tragic , he was paranoid , and had lost what good counsel there was {like Seneca , his once teacher & advisor} Nero was surrounded by ambitious ruthless men , who were not afraid of him , , ,He made some very bad decisions , some argue that his empire ended , when the fire in Rome started...
he was fat when as he got older
Like all other male citizens, the patricians wore woollen togas  whose colour was the off white. of undyed wool. Under the toga,  Roman men wore a tunic and often wore it without the cumbersome  toga. The tunic was often made of linen. The patricians who were  senators wore the tunica...
the average temperature in Rome in the winter is 45 degrees Fahrenheit
Two highly successful empires from ancient times were the Egyptian empire and the Roman empire. Now you do the rest of your homework and figure out for yourself why they were successful.
No one knows exactly how the assassination was done in history, but in the play written by William Shakespeare, Brutus was able to maneuver Cassius in such a way as to take control of the group. Cassius didn't intend to let it happen, but Brutus did plan the strategy and make most of the important...
Justinian I, Leo III, John I Tzimisces, Basil II, Manuel I
Rome conquered Hispania  (present day Spain and Portugal), Gaul (present day France,  Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland south of the river Rhine and Germany  west of the Rhine), Britannia (present day England and Wales),  Rhaetia (present day central and eastern Switzerland), Noricum  (present day...
It seems that the existence of the Roman Empire with its lawsrather favored the growth of Christianity in the first century. Itis true that in many cases there were persecutions of Christians,but these persecutions favored that the Christian people dispersedby the empire carrying with them their...
Rome conquered almost the whole Europe. It constructed a large network of roads used widely until asphalt roads replaced them. These are only some of the achievements of it
you say the word butter or the letter d as fast as you can. Let your tounge vibrate. Then just keep going.
In Jesus' time the Zealots were a fanatical underground group of Jewish patriots who were sworn to try and drive the hated Romans from Israel.
  == Answer ==   The Germans took the lead in industrialization in the 19th century and soon became the greatest European power.  Even after two world wars, Germany was still the greatest European power.  However, Stalin absolutely destroyed East Germany by destroying private...
Slave labor was a secondary factor in affecting the small farmers. The large estates themselves were the prime reason that many of the small farms were taken over and squeezed out of business. Slave labor was used, but not exclusively. Freeborn men were often hired during planting and harvest...
By mining for clay, then moulding it and drying it.
The decline of the Roman Empire refers to the societal collapse encompassing both the gradual disintegration of the political, economic, military, and other social institutions of Rome and the barbarian invasions that were its final doom. This slow decline occurred over an estimated period of 320...
The feat of Lupercal was part of the pastoral religious festival of the Lupercalia which was performed at the Lupercal was a cave at the Palatine hill . The name was derived from the lupa (she-wolf) who suckled the baby twins Romulus and Remus. The Lupercal was said to be the place where the she...
chariot racing   chariot racing a sport or Entertainment?
The emperor Vespasian is said to have died at or near a mineral spa called Aquae Cutiliae'
Presumedly, if John of Patmos was a Christian, he was likely  imprisoned there by the Roman Government. John of Patmos was not  the same John the Apostle of Jesus.