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  • Gladiatorial Games Of Ancient Rome
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    One of Ancient Romes most important forms of public entertainment took place in amphitheaters. These were the gladiatorial games. Although there were more renown and primordial forms of entertainment, such as the chariot races, gladiatorial activities became a widely popular and powerful form of leisure for Romes powerful and common citizens. Roland Auguet writes: It only remained for the emperors to learn the lessons of experience. They hastened to appropriate, to their own advantage, as far as...
  • Rome's New Emperor
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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...
  • Major Flaw In Rome's Empire
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    There are some smaller arguments, but the main reason China was more successful in their empire was because of the succession of emperors, Rome usually had tremendous amounts of conflict when the power would change hands, whereas China did not. The Chinese had a certain excuse, for the actions that were taken when an old dynasty was overthrown. At a time of succession in Rome, there was usually a civil war, or many deaths to finally see who the new emperor was. Rome had one major flaw when gradu...
  • Maximus Fame As A Gladiator
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    Gladiator Directed by Ridley Scott, Gladiator is an epic tale of honor, love, loyalty and power. If you could only see two movies a year make Gladiator one of them. It is full of action, adventure, drama, deceit and love. Russell Crowe plays the Roman General, Maximus, who heads the Roman Army in their conquers of Europe and Africa under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus has served Rome for two years, 264 days and this morning, and is anxiously awaiting his release by the emperor so that he m...
  • Fall Of Rome
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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. Rom...
  • Excessive Behaviour By Caligula
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    Brian. A. Mills R 0069211 AA 309 TMA 02 Why were the actions of Caligula regarded as excessive? Why was such behaviour important in the evaluation of an emperor's image? When Caligula took the title of emperor of Rome, the population of that vast empire felt that a new dawn was emerging. Here was someone with youth on his side to reign over them, by contrast after the aged Tiberius. Because of his earlier travels with them on their campaigns, he had the loyalty of the troops, which was always im...
  • Senate And The People Of Rome
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    Rome, the Power and Glory As the story goes, Rome was founded by a pair of feuding brothers who were allegedly raised by wolves. Romulus and Remus. From that point on, the Roman Empire would play a pivotal role in the development of both Eastern and Western society alike. Its influence can still be noticed. The Empire bought us such inventions as aqueducts, elevators, and innovations like urban planning. This essay will discuss the evolution of the Roman Empire and its impact on the Western Worl...
  • Tacitus Anti Emperor Feelings
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    Tacitus lived under the reign of Domitian, twenty years after Nero. His family originated from southern Gaul. After becoming a barrister he was promoted to the position of provincial governor in 112-113 AD in Asia. Under the reign of Domitian, Tacitus was incredibly lucky that he managed to survive, unlike many of his colleagues. Domitian disposed of rivals and opposition, thus making him a very paranoid man. The killings of these men started Tacitus' anti-emperor feelings. Domitian's reign was ...
  • Domitian's Brother Titus
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    Domitian was born in Rome on Pomegranate Street 0 n October 24th AD 51. He was the second son born to the future emperor Vespasian. Domitian's older brother was named Titus. Even when very young Domitian was of the opinion that he should be treated like a god. 'Throughout Domitian's early years and adolescents, the family's status remained high, but progress was most marked in the 60's. ' ; (Jones, 1992) One example of the family's good fortune was that they inherited a great deal of money. This...
  • Main Cause For The Decline Of Rome
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    Dear Emperor, Rome's decline was caused by four main factors: military, political, social and economic. I believe the predominant factor to be political causes. The emperors seized all authority and became corrupt. Not only the emperors, but also the other officials and authority figures as well. The emperors and authority figures have lost control of the people as a whole and the matters at hand. Emperor after emperor tried his luck, but none have been able to solve their political problems. I ...
  • Detailed As The Roman's Government
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    The ancient civilization of Rome was far superior to ancient China in many ways, government and leadership being the two most important ways. Rome's government was more detailed and left no room for error. It was well thought out and the structure was very defined all though out Roman history, while the Chinese government changed every time a new ruler came to power. Rome also produced better leaders like Caesar and Augustus. China's government lacked the essential parts needed to make a great g...
  • Traditional Roman Values Of Duty
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    Question: Analyze the prophecy from Hades of Roman virtues-to-be near the end of Aeneas' trip to the Underworld; relate these prophesied virtues both to Virgil's project in writing the Aeneid as a support to imperial government and also to what you may know about the values emphasized in traditional elite Roman culture, and why these were important to the Augustan empire. If you want, and have space, top it off with informed speculation about how important these virtues are to American governmen...
  • Power Over Rome After Nero
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    Nero, his real name was Lucius Donituis Ahenobarbus. He was only 16 yrs old when he inherited his spot as emperor. He was the youngest person, ever to become Emperor. With the finagling, and deception that his mother Agripia had that helped. Nero was the last connection to Julius Caesar. His mother wanted to play the role of the emperor; she wanted to control her son. Agripia wanted to tell Nero how to be ruler, how to do what she wanted done, but he was smarter than that. In 59 A.D. Nero had hi...
  • Very Important Position To Octavian
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    The age of Augustus (31 B. C~A.D. 14) During the Conflict of Orders, the lower class Romans, or plebians, forced the upper class Romans, known as patricians, to give them more rights and liberties (Hadas 1969). The Republican government in Rome was established to satisfy the plebians, while still leaving a majority of the control with the patricians. Octavian Augustus (63 B.C. ~14 A.D.) is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time ...

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