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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...
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.
When Romulus and his men kidnapped the Sabine women, the god Januscaused a volcanic hot spring to erupt killing, burning, ordisfiguring many of Tatius's men. Later on, however, the Sabinesand Romans agreed on creating a new community together.
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).
The Byzantine empire bordered Islamic nations by then, when Mohammad preached Islam in medina he expanded stint bit, years after his death Islam spread wide to its military- conquest, Islamic warriors took Cairo and the rest of Egypt (a former state of the Byzantine empire) Islamic hoards could not...
The year after Nero's death is known as the year of the four emperors. Technically, Galba was the one who succeeded Nero, but he didn't last long and was overthrown by Otho, who in turn was overthrown by Vitellius., who in turn was overthrown by Vespasian.
Roman (civil) law was at the time at the basis of most legislationin Europe. Although the US Constitution itself is largely based onthe ideas of Montesquieu and other Enlightenment thinkers, theFounding fathers (at least those who had studied Law) would beheavily influenced by the principles of...
It was Cleopatra. In actual fact, this was apower play on Cleopatra's part. She became the lover of the mostpowerful man in Rome to avert the possibility of a Roman invasionof Egypt. The affair was also an alliance between Egypt and the manwho dominated Roman politics. Had the Romans decided to...
The Small Roman Theater was situated within the city walls. Theremains of scene, semicircular orchestra and tired section for theaudience have partly been reconstructed. Below the theater is thebuilding of the one-time German Royal Gymnasium, which in 1930became the Archaeological Museum of Istria....
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
The patricians had the right to vote, as did the plebeians andequites and all the Roman citizens of the first class. Rome was arepublic and all citizens could vote, depending on their class ofcitizenship. As far as becoming consul, anyone could run for theoffice providing he had completed the other...
Provinces, each one having a governor, Examples are: Italia,Noricum, Britannia, Judea, Thracia, Galia, Dacia (which wasabandoned in the 3rd century). THese governors were answerabledriectly to the emperor.
A consul was the highest elected political office of the RomanRepublic, and the consulship was considered the highest level ofthe cursus honorum. Each year, 2 Consuls were elected together, to serve for a one-yearterm, so in Rome they are still ruled by Consuls. Bun not still today.
Ancient Rome's greatest legacy is Christianity. Christianitydeveloped from a religion among a small group of Jews (who lived inJudea, which was part of the Roman Empire) into a mass religion inthe Roman days. It spread around the Roman Empire. It became statereligion. Catholic Christianity and...
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 1453ad when the Ottoman Turks seized the capital (the had already takenthe rest of the empire). One could also date the Byzantine EMpireback to the founding of the ROMAN empire in 22 BC, so around 1500years.
There was not an official end for the westernpart of the Roman Empire. Historians have set 476 as a conventionaldate for its fall, but there are some historians who disagree withthis. This was the year when the last emperor of the west, RomulusAugustus, was deposed by Odoacer, a Germanic general who...
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 youwant to make it possible to answer your question. I will assumethat you are referring the overthrow of the last king of Rome. TheRomans decided to do away with the monarchy to prevent the returnof tyranny and established the Roman...
Roman Coliseum, in short was used for blood sport dedicating thelives 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 tobe an old man, he would not have lived until today. No man haslived 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 thefirst century AD.
The eastern and western parts of the Roman Empire were notseparate. They were two units of the same empire. The terms EasternRoman Empire and Western Roman Empire have been coined byhistorians. The Romans did not use them. The political differencebetween these parts of the empire occurred when there...
Phoenecian culture and mycenean. Probably also some Persian. ThePhoenecians taught the greeks the alphabet and many other crucialcultural things, this was in the early iron age when theMediterranean world was just recovering from The Great Bronze AgeCollapse.
The Flavian Amfitheater as the building was called by the romans(and it was commisioned by the emperor Vespesianus and completedunder his son Titus in the 70s ad) was not attacked, it has beenscavenged over the centuries for building materials and alsosubjected to several earth quakes
Rome declined for a variety of reasons. First, they had grown toolarge to effectively govern. Rome was also suffering fromconsiderable internal pressures. There were so many religionswithin the borders that it was hard to feel a sense of unity withyour fellow citizens. There were also several times...
Spartacus escaped from his gladiatorial school along with about 70 others, stole weapons, and went on a rampage throughout Italy, gathering more followers as he went.
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 RomanRepublic. It is based on a wrong assumption that a republic shouldbe a liberal democracy. This is incorrect. A Republic is a statewhich is not governed by emperors, kings or queens or aristocrats(such as princes in principate or dukes...
fruits and vegtables that they found
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 andpersecuted them for .... Later Byzantine emperors followedConstantine'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 importantin the timeline of Ancient Rome. . 753 B.C.E. Rome was founded. . 509 B.C.E. The Roman monarchy was overthrown and replaced withthe Roman Republic. . 44 B.C.E. Julius Caesar was assassinated. . 27 B.C.E. The Second Settlement...
Caesar Augustus was the leader of the Roman Empire, which included many small countries. There were several kings named Herod. Herod Archelaus was king of Judea but was still under the authority of the Romans. Sort of like a person born now in California--in the time of President Obama but also the...
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 orprivate facilities) were the names of the ancient Roman baths.
Christianity is the united earthwide congregation of those who follow and TEACH the true teachings of Jesus CHRIST, so technically it started to spread when Jesus started to preach, but John the Baptist prepared the way for Christianity. For six months-from the spring to the fall of 29 C.E., he...
The islands of Sicily and Sardinia were the first province of Rome.
They also called it the Minotaur
The Roman's Came To Britain To Invade And To Take Over Which They Did,But Britain Stopped Growing In Second Century AD,Because Nobody Came Over To Live Because The Taxes Were Going Up! Britain Was Under Attack By Saxon Pirates,From Germany,Picts From North,Scots From Ireland. The Army Was...
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.
the people called Hittites. :)
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 alliances...
Yes, makeup was a fairly common thing by the time of Ancient Rome.
It was a shaky government in those times after the death of Julius Caesar. Every leader was fighting for the crown of the king and the thrown of Rome.
In today's modernised version it is: II-XXVII-MMIX
Even though the Romans were outnumbered by Boudicca's army (of about 145,000), the British rebels were in complete disarray. The Roman army (of around 10,000) was in strong formation and the Romans were amazing fighters. The revolt failed because the Romans were just too powerful and strong for...
they got killed nah just kidding I don't lnow
Most people don't understand Roman numerals so movie makers usethese numerals to disguise the fact when the movie was actuallyreleased. . +++ . How do you "know" without asking them, that "most" people don'tunderstand Roman numerals (they can always find out!), and whyshould film-makers want to...
The yeoman farmers, returned from war and found that their fields which having lain fallow during war time were overgrown with weeds and in a state of disrepair. With benefits offered them for moving into the city and starting an urban lifestyle, most farmers opted for the easier choice. The senate...
Yes, Nero had a daughter, Claudia, who died at the age of three months.
They do not wear funny clothes. Actually, they wear shields for arms, face, chest, legs, etc. that looks funny to you.
Yes, Yes there were Basilicas in Pompeii
The password is.................PIE.
The U.S. senate has 50 members. The ancient Roman senate had at least 600 members. But remember the senate of ancient Rome was not a legislative body as the U.S. senate. The Roman senate was basically a consulting body.
The workers and general people of Rome are celebrating the triumph of Julius Caesar over Pompey. They are celebrating Caesar's defeat of the sons of Pompey.
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 togaswhose colour was the off white. of undyed wool. Under the toga,Roman men wore a tunic and often wore it without the cumbersometoga. The tunic was often made of linen. The patricians who weresenators wore the tunica lacticlavia, a tunic...
Nero committed suicide to escape the punishment that the senate had determined for him. He was supposed to be flogged to death.
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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
he looked ulgy and bald According to busts and coin imprints he was quite heroic looking and handsome.
The patricians were full Roman citizens by birth, just as many other citizens were. They were also full Roman aristocrats, no matter how low their family fortunes may have sunk.
When Julius Caesar saw that his dear friend Marcus Brutus was also heading to kill him(and eventually did), he could not take the pain and exclaimed 'Et tu brute'(Latin)- 'You also Brutus'.