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Ancient Rome

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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.
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 LAtin word for sound and noise is sonitus. There was not a word  for sonars. The Romans did not have sonar. It was invented in the  1930s. Additionally, SONAR isn't a word, it's an acronym: SOund  Navigation And Ranging.
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
It can hold up to 6,893 people,because there are 6,893 seats.
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!
Rome's ancient history goes back to 753 BC
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.
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...
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
The largest and lowest social class in both Egypt and Rome were  made up of common people. In Egypt they were referred to as  peasants. In Rome they were called plebeians.
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...
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.
.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
They also called it the Minotaur
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.
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.
  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...
He returned from Italy to defend Carthage. He lost the battle of Zama there.
yeah but you have to go to a Nintendo event but i think there arent any left but if you have a gameshark you could use a code
In today's modernised version it is: II-XXVII-MMIX
Carthage was destroyed. Rome has nothing to fight. There is no way for the fight to go on.
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
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...
  Lou Rawls' band didn't have an official name. His band included Jeff Coehlo on Piano & Keyboards, and longtime legendry guitarist David T. Walker. Forgive me for forgetting the names of the excellent percussionist and drummer. They all were an amazing team.
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.
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
  == 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...
Modern numerals come from the Arabic form.
The number three in Roman numerls is "III".
Wealthier Romans paid a fee to get into the baths. Probably a few Sesterces.
By mining for clay, then moulding it and drying it.
  I know that some plebians worked as bakers. Others worked as vegetable grocers and in the shops that surrounded the homes of patricians.   From Frend S. Kleiner's History of Roman Art
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'
Women gained political power by protesting the unfair situation inthe United States. The protests and other political activitybrought about change that resulted in suffrage.
  There is written evidence since 5.600 BCE at a village near by the city of Kastoris in Northern Greece
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.
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.
At first there a compromise between the supporters of Caesar (the  caesarians) and his opponents (the optimates) was reached. However,  a conflict between the Mark Antony, the leader of the Caesarians,  and the optimates developed. The senate sent troops which defeated  Marc Antony at the Battle...
Rome fought Carthage during the Punic wars.
Pompey was the third man along with Crassus and Caesar.
No, the Pax Romans began after about 30 BC when Augustus came into power.
The largest empire the  world had ever known up to 1580 was the Mongol Empire (1206-1368)  which covered an area of 12.74 million square miles. This empire is  the second largest one in history after the British Empire (13.01  million square miles)   The largest empire in  1580 was the Ming...
General Hannibal (Son of Hamilcar) was the General that led the Carthaginians through the Second Punic War but, the Romans still seemed to dominate most of the battles although Hannibal was a great leader.
Ancestors of the Roman Empire live in Italy.
Yes. That's why they could tell him to beware the Ides of March.
He was the first ever emperor of rome. The son of Julius Ceaser. Augustus was the adopitve son of Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar in actual fact was his maternal great-uncle.
Probably, as the streets were filled with urine, excrement, animals and rotting food.
his legacy was that he created a whole new level of evil and racial,most of which still exists today