• Greek And Roman Contributions
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    The Romans and Greeks both gave many things to Western Civilization. Although the Romans copied many aspects Greek culture, they also made distinct contributions. Greece had the first democracy. All citizens could participate in the government. Rome built on the Greek democratic government and established a sharing of the administration with checks and balances. Both Greeks and Romans believed in justice and the equality of people to a certain extent. The Greeks allowed all citizens, rich and p...
  • The Fall Of Rome
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    The Roman Empire was without a doubt the most powerful governing body in the Mediterranean ever. Why did Rome fall There was not any single cause to the fall of Rome. It was many things occurring in succession to each other. After the Punic wars with Carthage, Rome acquired many new lands that it did not have before. During peace times it was easy to govern these areas but during war times it proved difficult. The government had to pay soldiers to patrol the frontiers of the empire; it could no...
  • Roman Empire Romulus And Remus
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    Roman empire "The Romans were a people of genius whose empire dominated the western world for 500 years." (Pg. 7, Ancient Rome) What made the Romans so powerful was their way of government. It was very similar to the one that we have today, except emperors don't rule us. The pax romana, or 'the Roman Peace,' gave millions of people in Italy and surrounding areas peace. Rome fell when it was invaded by overwhelming tribes and groups of barbarians. Rome was first founded on the legendary date of 7...
  • Hannibal Hannibals Promise To Visit Roman
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    Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Trasemene. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. Hannibal's first battle took place when he was only nine. He went on an expedition with his father, Hamilcar Barca, to conquer ...
  • Punic Wars Rome Roman Carthage
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    Discuss the Roman Punic Wars, in terms of their circumstances and overall effect on Rome's economic and social development Also discuss the ensuing "Gracchan turbulence" from the same perspective. The circumstance for the Roman Punic Wars towards Rome was a simple human reaction. If an outsider such as Italy, Carthage, or Greece make threats towards Rome, Rome will simply fight. The Punic Wars lasted in 3 stages, all resulting to the obsessive pride and higher standings of Rome. Rome's initial ...
  • Romans Human Experience
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    Decline of Roman Republic / Rewrite The Beginnings of the mighty Roman empire as we know it today was actually quite humble. "The Roman heritage can be traced back to an early civilization of settlers from the Indo-European immigrants who between 2000 B. C. and 1000 B. C. had began to settle around the Northern Italian peninsula" (World History: The Human Experience). Of all the settlers the Romans are said to have arose from a mysterious group called the Etruscans, which ruled northern Italy a...
  • Caesar Marc Anthony
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    Julius Caesar was the dictator for life. 2 years later members of the senate assassinated him. A young boy named Octavian was 18 years old. Octavian was Caesar's grandnephew but Octavian had always hoped Caesar would take him as a son. Octavian knew of everything that Caesar had done. From conquering Gaul to when he crossed the Publicans with his army, and also when he defeated his enemies and became the most powerful man in Rome. At the age of 14 Octavian had finally met his great-uncle and he...
  • The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire
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    The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire The Pax Romania was a great time for Rome, but as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The decline of Rome, however, was more than simply a good thing to be ended. It had problems that only surfaced every few decades, until the fall, when all the problems were shoved in Rome s face at the same time. The main problems of Rome can be separated into politics, economics, invasions, and religion. These four factors made Rome self-destruct. Ro...
  • Rise Of The Roman Empire
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    Rise of the Roman Empire The legend about Rome's origins puts the founding of the city at around 735 B. C. It is said that a Vestal Virgin gave birth to twin boys, Romulus and Remus, and claimed that they were the sons of the god Mars. The Vestal Virgin was the sister of a king. The king believed that she was lying and imprisoned her. He put her two boys in a basket and threw it into the Tiber River. A she-wolf found the twins and raised them. The twins, Romulus and Remus, came back and killed ...
  • Rome And Its Lasting Impression On The World
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    The Roman Empire and Its Influence on Western Civilization Rome's vast empire lasted for an amazing one thousand-year reign. Half of it referred to as the republic, and the other as the empire. However, after its fall in 5 oo-a. d. Rome has still remained in existence through its strong culture, architecture, literature, and even religion (Spielvogel 175). Even after its disappearance as a nation Rome left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Its ideals and traditions have been immolat...
  • Julius Caesar Brutus Rome Honor
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    In Julius Caesar Brutus displays the traits of a tragic hero through out this play but being a good person but makes an error in judgment, and when this error occurred it causes his own downfall. First off is that Brutus makes an error in judgment by joining the conspiracy to over throw Caesar. But the only reason that Brutus had joined was because his tragic flaw was honor; he lived his life on the guidelines of honor and loyalty. Now lastly Brutus had caused his very own downfall when after ki...
  • Assassination Of Caesar Rome Power Julius
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    When the name Julius Caesar is heard, it can only trigger the image of a great leader that led Rome into prosperity. Caesar's military excellence brought more power and more land; that lead to the increase of size and strength in Rome. His dictatorship helped the stability and prosperity in Rome. Caesar's assassination lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. His death lead to a domino effect ending in the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire. Many people of the 21 st century follow the p...
  • The Rise Of Rome
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    The Rise of Rome The Roman Republic began in 509 B. C. E. with the overthrow of the Etruscan monarchy. In 27 B. C. E the Roman Empire began with Octavian Caesar becoming the emperor, this ended almost 500 years of republican self-government. There is much debate over why Rome became so powerful so quickly. Many think it had to do with Rome's military strength. Others think that it was because Rome knew of and controlled most of the trade routes. Still others believed it had to do with the tech...
  • Rome Army Public People
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    Rome began as a small city-state. It's army and way of running government remained the same as the small city grew to a huge empire. Somehow, this small-time system of management lasted for 600 years. It's obvious ill suited ness showed through though, when Rome's once strong rigid links began to jingle. When Rome began to crumble, its army went first. Besides causing civil unrest, with the people knowing their army was less than satisfactory, the loss of the army's comforting presence also cau...
  • The Roman Empire Rome Power City
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    The Roman Empire When the ancient Greeks were reaching the height of their glory, the power of Rome, to the west, was slowly rising. The Romans were best in warfare, engineering, and government. Rome rose to power gradually, with no set plan for world conquest. The Romans fought many wars and enslaved many people. By the time of Augustus, shortly before Christ, most of the known world was unified and at peace under Roman rule. The Kings of Early Rome The early Romans didn't keep any written reco...
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    For many centuries, the Roman Empire dominated the known world. Several great emperors brought Rome from a small city in central Italy to the largest world power to date. It didn't happen all at once, but was a sluggish process. Rome began her quest for power in the last centuries B. C. and continued well into the time of Jesus. Rome ruled with an iron fist and wouldn't allow anyone to speak out against the empire. Their plan of conquest consisted of taking an area over by force and then acting...
  • Julia Caesar Brutus Rome People
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    In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Brutus, is faced with a major problem. He has to decide whether or not to join the conspiracy, which is to kill his best friend Caesar or let him get crowned king. Throughout the play he has to decide and his choice may effect Rome forever. Brutus decides to join the conspirators and help kill Julius Caesar. His actions show that he is a very patriotic, one who loves his country and upholds its interests, citizen of ...
  • The Fall Of Rome
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    The Roman Empire was one of the greatest and most powerful empires in history. The fall of the Roman Empire did not just happen over night. Several events took place before the empire finally crumpled. There were many crisis and reforms in Rome and there were terrible struggles for power. Over a 50 year period 26 emperors were overthrown by intriguers and ambitious generals who took power with the support of their troops. There were many economic and social problems that struck Rome. The people...
  • The Fall Of The Western Rome Empire
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    The fall of the Roman Empire was inevitable by A. D. 476. There are many difnotferent rea-sons for the decline of the Roman Empire. Christianity has played a big part in the fall of the Roman Empire. In addition, the people of the Rome became corrupt. It was also because of the barbarian attacks. After these many problems, Rome was not able to survive. Christianity was a major cause of the fall of Rome. Jews didn't accept Chrisnottianity. A lot of people converted to Christianity because they l...
  • Egypt And Rome Anthony And Cleopatra
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    Egypt and Rome Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra is based in the Mediterranean, and to be more exact, mostly in Egypt and Rome. Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt lives a life of luxury followed by servants, feasting and partying all throughout her days. Egypt is a conquered world, where the victors can revel in their glory, often in sexual activities, alcohol, and feasting. It is very much more feminine than Rome. Anthony, one of the three great leaders of the world, a man with whom g...