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Ancient Rome was a civilization that started as a small community in the Italian Peninsula around 10th century BC. Located in the city of Rome, it became one of the largest and most powerful empires of the ancient world.
The Romans had two different systems. One system was to count the years "Ab Urbe Conditiae", which means From the Founding of the City. That, at least according to legend, was in 753 BC by our reckoning. More often though they designated a year by who held various public offices and, in particular, …
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Gladius. Although usually described as a short thrusting sword, it also worked well as a slashing sword. It should be noted that the full name for a gladius is Gladius Hispaniensis or hispanic sword.The Gladius was adopted by Rome during the third century BC. Made of Bronze or Iron, it is about 2 f…
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the alphabets of all European languages are desended from the Phoenician alphabet. Hebrew is believed to be very similar to Phoenician. Michael Montagne
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A theatrum was used for plays etc. An amphitheatre was used to stage gladiatorial contests. A circus was used for chariot racing.
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About the only effect gladiators have on us today is in the "sword and sandal" movies, or the footwear called "gladiator sandals. Some people liken gladiatorial combats with the present day sport of boxing, but the ancients had boxing and it developed along its own lines, with nothing to do with gla…
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It didn't. There was no 'Bible' in Constantine's time, it had been canonised by his time, that would take another 50 years or so. The Church had 'Scriptures' which it recognised as having authority as Scripture, and they would be recognised later as the Bible. There were many documents circulating i…
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This rifle is actually a Mossberg Model 20 made from 1933 - 1935 for Montgomery Wards department store.  gun was given to me in 1939 by my father. spent many hours target shooting with him and hunting squirrels alone and with a cousin. Many good memories.
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This is actually a very general question =]. Basically you're meant to find the other person's base camp and kill all their army and attack their buildings. But in order to be strong enough to kill the other army, you must have a hero and have built your own base camp for food, resources... You also…
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Gladiators were professional fighters (usually slaves or prisoners of war) in ancient Rome who fought against each other, wild animals, and condemned criminals, sometimes to the death, for the entertainment of spectators. These fights took place in arenas in many cities during the Roman republic an…
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In 395 Diocletian had divided the Roman Empire into a Western Empire and an Eastern Empire. At that time the second of these was the more viable part. The date generally accepted for the collapse of the Western Empire is 476, when the Germanic chieftain Odoacer took Ravenna (not that far from Venic…
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Yes. Roman soldiers who completed twenty years in the legions were permitted to retire but instead of a pension they were given land to farm in the empire, usually near where they had served. This created colonies of ethnic Romans within the conquered peoples of the empire. This helped spread Roman …
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This question is too vague to be answered in any reasonably brief manner. Caesar would have treated conquered people of the Empire differently from Romans. He would have treated loyal people different from rebellious ones. He would have treated plebians differently from nobles. What does the author …
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To overcome limitation
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There have been many disagreements that have occurred between the three branches of government about important issues that have come up throughout history. Two of these issues include the declaration of war and the national deficit.
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According to legend, Romulus (753-715 BCE) was the founder and first ruler of Rome. However, the historical founding of Rome goes back at least another two hundred years and we do not really know who founded the small village that became Rome, nor who its first kings were.
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It began as a series of independent city-states, followed by groups of city-states ruled by petty kings, then became part of the Assyrian Empire, followed by the Babylonian Empire, followed by the Persian Empire, followed by the Macedonian Empire etc etc.
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Jupiter- He was the king of the Roman gods, he is also the brother of Neptune and Pluto. Married to Juno but was often known to have affair with mortal women. He was also the god of the sky, and of thunder. He is the father of Hercules. And defeated the titans - including his own father Cronus.Neptu…
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I think the most important reason why the Roman Empire collapsed was because it became too overstretched and large. That meant that the defence was great but too little. Their wasn't enough soldiers to defend all of the Roman Empire from great attack. It was too much like a Lobster. Once attackers g…
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A burial place, to store the deceased.Catacombs were used in ancient times to bury the dead because land was expensive and scarce in the cities in which you find these catacombs. They were also used for services and as shelter for those who were trying to escape persecution. You Tube has some wonder…
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They conquered the whole of Spain, calling it Hispania.
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Answer: Bishops are the successors of the apostles: According to Scripture their mission can be summarised as follows: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commande…
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Phalanxes facing the legion were more vulnerable to the more flexible Roman "checkboard" deployment. The checkboard deployment allowed the Romans more room to maneuver and let them apply steady combat pressure on the enemy, when one line was exhausted they would easily withdraw and let the next line…
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The Roman Republic began in 509 B.C when the Romans decided to take the control from their Etruscan Leaders out.
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Montezuma Was The Last Emperor Of The Aztecs.
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AnsweConstantine I became Emperor in the "Gallic Prefecture" of Britain, Gaul and the Iberian Peninsula, on the death of his father in 306. In 312 he defeated Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge (at which point he openly embraced Christianity) and thus became sole Emperor in the West. A rival, Licinius,…
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Roman Government The Roman Republic was governed by the Senate, an assembly of ex-officeholders rather like the "life peers" in the British House of Lords. Executive power was normally vested in twwo Consuls, elected by the Senate, or, in times of Crisis, to a Dictator with absolute power. Thi…
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Historians see the death of Theodosius in 395 as the point at which the eastern and western parts of the Roman Empire split. This was not due to an imperial decision to do so. It was a loss of unity. It happened because the two sons of Theodosius, whom he designated as co-emperors (Arcadius in the e…
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The Roman's built roads everywhere they went. It would be extremely hard to count the exact number as many would have fallen into ruin, been stripped over the years for building materials or more common, built over by modern roads.
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Seven Hills According to tradition hills of Rome are seven. Capitoline Hill, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, Caelian Hill, Esquiline Hill, Viminal Hill, and Quirinal Hill. Each of these played a very important role in the creation of the Roman Empire. Anyway actually are more than seven. Furthermore …
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There was no set size of an ancient Roman city, just as there is no set size of a city in the present day. Rome itself had a population of over a million people and Pompeii had about 20,000 people. There were all sizes of cities between these two numbers, the larger cities generally being seaports o…
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The role of women, in this era, was a traditional one. Women were expect to look after the children, cook, clean and follow their husbands lead. The men were seen as the head of the family, the bread winners so to speak. Women were expected to quit their jobs once the started a family.
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We don't know the actual designers of the Colosseum. We do know that it was built as a monument to the Flavian dynasty, and the names of the emperors who built, finished, and added features to it.
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When the Romans conquered England, they brought with them thier language, Latin. It was the language of the Empire for a long time. Church Officials mainly used Latin as well, so it lived on. We also have many words with Latin bases today, especially scientific names.
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Roman roads were constructed using stone, gravel or just earth. There were many quarries in Italy, for these raw materials, but they could have easily been imported as well.
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Ancient Roman theatre only had music added later on when dance like steps were added to tell a story. It looked kinda funny without the music, so they put in instruments like Buccina, Water Organ, Roman Horns and so forth. The world's first tap shoes were invented here too. Metal strips were added t…
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The Greeks started democracy as a form of government.
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Tareens are considered to be ARYANS,(soldiers of German army) the time when the Germans came here.By time they setteled mostly in areas like pishin district in balochistan, in hazara district in NWFP,some in Multan city in Punjab.Tareens are also in areas like tarinkott near kandar in Afghanistan.
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Answer Right where modern Rome is now, in the middle of the Italian Peninsula, on the Seven Hills. Of course, it wasn't called Italy then. It was part of the Roman Empire.
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He led Rome as consul, first with co-consul Marcus Crassus, then with Julius Caesar. For a time, the two men were allies as long as he was married to Caesar's daughter, but after her death they they became rivals in a struggle for power, and enemies in a civil war. Pompey lost the war and fled to Eg…
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He had a political career, before 123 CE, he was a quaestor who oversaw financial matters in Sardinia. He supported the reforms of Gaius Papirius Carbo and Marcus Fulvius Flaccus. He cleared himself of a charge, in 122 CE he was elected to serve as a tribune for the following year.
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The toilet was invented by Sir John Harington in 1590.
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The silver Denarius (pl: Denarii) was the main coin in the Roman economy over much of its life. Other coins include the silver Antoninianus (worth 2 Denarii) and the gold Aureus (worth 25 Denarii)
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Cicero.
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Only the wealthy men.
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The slaves were brought over from Africa to work as slaves! so, all the blacks or coloured people living in America have relations coming from Africa, and their ancestors are African!
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Answer It started with Julius Ceasar and his ambition to become dictator. Rome had dictators before, elected by the Senate during times of war and national emergency; they had absolute authority but their terms were limited to one year. Once out of office, they could be held accountable for …
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It was the name of a maid who worked at Ledston Hall as the story goes. Something happened to the children and she was blamed for it and branded a witch. I'm not sure exactly but I think that's roughly it. She was burned on the hill and it has been named after her.
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There were over fifty emperors in ancient Rome.
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The Romans obtained their empire by conquest, treaty, the grating of citizenship and sometimes by inheritance.
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nuts fruit grains. They also had a variety of meats and breads and they were fond of eggs of all types. Honey and lead were used as sweeteners. They enjoyed fish of all types.
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they originated from a bunch of farmers in latium who took over huge areas of Italy before becoming a republic and conquering other nations
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Marcus Tullius Cicero was born in Arpinum, some 70 miles southwest from Rome. He lived in Arpinum until his early teens, whereafter he moved to Rome for private tutoring. He conducted most of his professional career in Rome, attaining the status of the most prolific public orator in Roman history. W…
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Pax = Peace Romana = Rome The peace of Rome. This was a time where the Romans did not have a major confrontation. However, there economy and religion began to crumble.It was also a term that refered to the peace the Romans imposed (or attempted to impose) on all their captured territories. Sometim…
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No, only Adult men were considered citizens.
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Well, my opinion...That is arguable... The U.S. does not force slavery and uneeded violence (with an exeption to sports.) Then I guess, yes this is pretty much the same.Someone might want to be a roman citizen because they want to be empire and rule the civilization of Ancient Rome.
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The Romans did not play soccerAnswerFootball was invented about 1600 years after the collapse of the Roman Empire so the Romans had no word for it.
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He fought battles, subdued provinces, defeated internal enemies, but then so had plenty of others who had won most of the empire. Fabius Maximus got Maximus - the Greatest, while Pompey and even Alexander only got Magnus - the Great. It might have been the greatest problem of all of stabilising the …
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From Augustus (the first emperor) to the division of the Empire into Eastern and Western Empires in A.D. 395 there were 147 Roman Emperors, including 7 ruling the rebel Gallic empire and 2 leading the rebel British empire in defiance of central authority. After A.D.395 the Western Empire lasted unt…
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Advantage's : Can take off and land almost anywhere. Can fly very slow and hover in one place. Can move in any axis. Disadvantage's : Not as efficent as an airplance. Very expensive in all aspects, casues more pollution than a car. It is very noisy. It is very big.
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The average Servus did not have any free time other than to eat or sleep.
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In Edith Hamilton's Mythology, she says this of Ovid: "...is a compendium of mythology. No ancient writer can compare to him in the respect. He told almost all the stories and he told them at great length...He was said to have a sheer nonsense about him." Virgil did not believe in myths, he instead …
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Romans had three basic names - a personal name, a family name and a definitive name. Caesar for example was Gaius (personal name) Julius (family name) Caesar (meaning fine head of hair - a joke as he was bald). Gaius was a very common personal name. The person in question was born Gaius (personal n…
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The Colosseum was the major theater in Ancient Rome its real name is the 'Flavian Amphitheater' it started construction during the reign of emporer Vespasian around 80 ad. It is in a greek style but it is definitely Roman!
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It was the Italian Peninsula known as Italia.
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The Romans who lived during the time of the Roman Empire. (~27BC - AD 476) Also note that Latin remained as the lingua franca of much of Europe until recent times, but the language that Latin would eventually evolve from was originally spoken by people in central Italy, very much near what they wo…
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The Romans wrote in Latin. They wrote on wax tablets.
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Answer In ancient Rome, during the time of Julius Caesar's reign around 100BC, one of the roles of the consuls was to be the leader of a particular province in Rome and therefore have authority over the senate; this gave consuls power to manipulate laws and the Roman way of life. Another role o…
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Theodosius I was the last emperor who ruled the entire empire. After his death (395), the there was a co-emperorship where is sons, Arcadius and Honorius, were in charge of the east and west respectively. This was a co-emperorship, not a division of the empire. There had been several co-emperorships…
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Rome became a Republic in 509 BC.
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the basilica was at the bottom of the forumthe south west
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The mythological king of the Latins before Rome was founded was Latinus. Virgil mentions him in the Aeneid.
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Answer The word basilica is the Latin word for 'a large building'. There are many basilicas in Rome, mainly around the Roman Forum. For more information about the basilicas of Rome, see the links I have provided.
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Mostly the Romans used their own two feet for transportation, especially if they were in the city. It was easier to get through the crowded streets on foot. They also had carrying chairs and litters for those wealthy enough to afford them. They had carriages and carts. For transporting goods or merc…
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Romans Played All Sorts Of Games But Mainly Athletics.They Were Javelin Throwing, Discus Throwing And Boxing They Were The Most Popular.
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Nine hundred sixty committed suicide, according to Josephus, however, we must remember that is including women, children and elders, not just warrior zealots. Note that the 960 number is only for the suicides. There were others who died there during skirmishes leading up to and during the siege. Al…
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You could go to your local library and any decent book about the Roman military has descriptions of their weapons and shields and their construction. Or you could make it easy on yourself and type in Roman Weapons in your computer search box. You'll probably come up with several choices, some more d…
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The Ancient Romans weren't skilled physicists as we would consider to be today. They used herbal remedies and a notable figure in Ancient Roman medicine is Galen, who was from Greece, but made a big mark on their culture. He put forward the idea of the four humours, which were prominent in medicine …
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There were both of Pagan religions. They both had a head god; for Egypt (Ra) for Rome (Jupiter). Most of them were quite similar in control of similar aspects of life: harvesting, knowledge, sun, household.
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The aqueducts. They were the first sewer and water system in the world. They brought in clean water over hundreds of miles from fresh water lakes or rivers so Romans could bath in and drink with fresh water. There are many aqueduct ruins all throughout southern France (like Aix-en Provence) and Ital…
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The Romans invented aqueducts, battlefield surgery, concrete, newspapers, and many more things.
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I think that there is just 1 in Quebec surprisingly. I am doing a research project on the churches in Quebec and I havge only found 1 Catolic church. Sory if this is not helpful. :PAlthough there are not as many churches in Québec City as in Rome, the city of the "300 steeples" or Montréal the cit…
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They could call meetings with the plebeian council and have the majority of the power over them, they could also try to introduce new laws for them. They could tun down proposals given by magistrates on behalf of the plebeians; they had the power to give ideas on laws to the Senate.
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Boundary between noth and south I think northern Itaky extends to just beyond Rome -- further south is southern Italy. Central Italy Italy in everyday life if divided into 3 areas: Northern Italy (Bologna and up) regions included (main city): Valle d'Aosta (Aosta), Piemonte/Piedmont (Tor…
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Answer they didnt invent the car and engine For this answer you need to know what the Romans invented and decide what they did not invent for yourself because this is too broad a question.
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Many aspects of today's society have been affected by ancient Rome . Creation of law, development of democratic government practices, influences in language, literature, art, infrastructure, and city-planning are all areas where the influences of Roman ideas can be seen.
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In Roman times, the Roman family was charged with educating children and family members and for inculcating members with the appropriate tenets of behavior, beliefs, and morality. Adoption, divorce, etc., were less important in Roman times, as the maintenance of political and economical alliances w…
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They had pretty much the same things we have. Tables, chairs, couches, lamps, beds, knives, spoons, bowls, ovens, books, etc, etc. The difference between their househond goods and ours is the materials used to make them and the materials used to operate some of them. For example, our ovens are eithe…
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Plagues erupted at various times, but the real killers were infectious diseases like malaria (Plasmodium Falciparium, the most dangerous form), tuberculosis, typhoid fever, and certain digestive ailments like gastroenteritis.
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Ancient rome did not start its conquests outside of Italy until the republic and empire. During the republic romes armies conquered much of Greece and Gaul (France). By the time of the empire romes borders stretched from Africa to the middle east to germania (Germany and surrounding areas) to bratta…
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Spartacus's importance was only temporary. It was due to the unexpected success of the slave rebellion he led together with Crixus and Oenomaus. The other two leaders died in battle and Spartacus led the last stages of the rebellion. The rebellion was started by fugitives from the gladiatorial scho…
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One of the defenses the Ancient Romans had, was Hadrians wall. It was long in km and was built by Hadrian the Emporor of the time.By Imogen xox
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Rome was early on (say 500 BCE) a farming community covering about 50 square miles, with a citadel to defend in extremis. The Roman army comprised initially the peasant farmers turning out to repel predatory nomads or neighbours. To be in it you had to possess property. Non-propertied people were no…
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The Ancient Romans conquered Britain
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This bridge was built in 206 BCE in Rome, crossing the Tiber, by Gaius Claudius Nero, one of the consuls for that year. The bridge was demolished and replaced by Marcus Aemilius Scaurus in 155 BCE. This is still the last version of the Ponte Milvio, and it is still standing today, although it has h…
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This website gives a fair rundown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_demography#Demography_of_the_Roman_Empire Addendum: It is hard to say with any real accuracy, since slaves (and sometimes common women) were not always included in many of the census counts still extant. It is guesstimated…
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In the time of the Republic, Rome's most important legislative body was the popular assemblies. There were two of them and they elected different officials. The Senate, technically, could only propose laws, and a Tribune, representing the people, could veto them. However, politics being politics, th…
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lots and lots and lots, but they had twelve main ones
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