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  • Spartacus And The Other Slaves
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    Spartacus Spartacus is a historical epic film showing the rise and fall of a slave revolt in the Roman Empire. The film follows the life of the Thracian slave, Spartacus, from his purchase by a trainer of gladiators and his leadership of the revolt to the climactic battle with the Roman Army and his eventual crucifixion at the order of Crassus. The Film stars Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton and a host of other stars. The film was released in 1960, and it won four Oscars. The fil...
  • Roman Empires Great Military Strength And Strategy
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    "Warfare in Roman Europe " During the period of a. d. 350-425 the Roman empire was engaged in advanced forms of warfare. The history of Roman warfare during the late periods and during the medical periods has had much study. History of the Roman army of the 4th and 5th centuries is less comprehensive. The book "Warfare in Roman Europe ad 350-425 provides some insight onto the important military and social aspects of the subject. Economic and social factors play a part in the history of Roman war...
  • Cromwell In Command Of The Entire Army
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    cri pay dividends for the remainder of his career, Cromwell demanded that both officers and men meet the highest standards of moral character and honesty. He expected instant responsiveness to commands and forbade looting, swearing, or an Despite his age, Cromwell, at forty-three, raised a cavalry troop, his first military command. Following criteria that would pay dividends for the remainder of his career, Cromwell demanded that both officers and men meD or was born in the year 100 BC into a pa...
  • Return The Romans Made Carthage
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    The ancient Romans were very different from the ancient Greeks. The ancient Romans were down-to-earth realists, not idealists. You can see this in their statues. The Greeks made statues of perfect people. The Romans created real life statues. A statue of one of the Roman emperors is a good example. The Romans were fierce soldiers and wonderful builders. They built roads all over the empire, and all roads led to Rome. The ancient Greeks had roads, but they were not built nearly as well, and the G...
  • Being A Soldier In The Roman Army
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    Throughout history there have been many great armies, however few compare to the great Roman army. The Roman army was the greatest fighting forces of its time and to this day it remains as a model for many armies of modern times. In its time, the Roman army wreaked havoc among its enemies. It was the most feared army of any nation. Only the bravest generals dared to challenge the Romans. The Romans won so many wars due to the fact that they had some of the greatest weapons, generals, and tactics...
  • Roman Empire The People
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    The Roman Empire The people were happy. This is the underlying cause of the astounding length of time and space that the Roman Empire occupied most of the known western land. Great rulers met their downfall when they put their own status in front of the well being of the people they govern. When the citizens are left high and dry and not regarded as important to their society then this is when there is an overthrow of power and a new ruler comes into play. Citizens had a place in politics, they ...
  • Standard Of Soldiers In The Army
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    History Essay i got a 39 out of 40 b / c there was no intro paragraph. enjoy, and if it helps u then please e a mil me at -goodluck The Romans once had an incredible army, consisting of many well trained, strong soldiers. Yet, as times passed and the Empires' population grew increasingly smaller, the Romans began accepting Barbarians into their army. Once these Barbarians, such as Germans began infiltrating, the Romans lost more and more control. Furthermore, these new soldiers were not as stron...
  • Career Soldier In The Roman Army
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    The Success of the Roman Army Brendan Walsh Ms. Kraljevic NRE 3 A 1 25/05/00 The ancient world was a dangerous place. An upstart nation always ran the risk of destruction, either by barbarian nations or strongly armed neighbors. How is it that the small nation of Rome managed to survive and conquer for so long, in such a hostile environment Rome's success can be attributed to the skill of its legions. The Roman Army was able to expand and maintain the borders of Rome, due to its ability to adopt...
  • Roman Army Soldiers
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    Many know that the Roman Empire was by far the strongest of its time, but many don t know why they were able to accomplish such feats such as conquering almost the entire western world. It is a surprise to many that their success was not due to their large army, but rather how they how they motivated their men. The Roman Army's success was almost entirely due to their soldier's fear of the harsh discipline implemented by the Roman Army. For example, laziness was punished by decimation of a unit,...
  • Foundation Of The Early Roman Army
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    It is said that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps and unwearied cultivation of the arts of war. The historical references of their battles will prove time and again that this statement has validity. How could such an Army rise to the power that was Rome in all its glory while being outnumbered on almost every battlefield? In an attempt to explore this question, one must delve into the founda...
  • Roman Army
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    Boadicea was she a powerful ruler, or a merciless general? Many questions arise when you begin to explore her accomplishments or many would even say failures. Most of the information on Boadicea has been derived from myths and most of what is written about her is from the words of her Roman enemies. During the creation and rule of the Roman Empire, Rome would constantly be aiming to take over the entire known world. Consequently Boadicea and her people of Britannia clashed. Julius Caesar was the...
  • Roman Armies In Northern Italy
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    There were three Punic or Carthaginian Wars is Roman history. These were between 264 and 146 BC. These wars were the first great wars of Roman expansion outside Italy. The enemy of Rome had a large empire that stretched along the coast of North America and southern Spain and some parts of Sicily. This empire was known as Carthage. The purpose of these wars was to decide which power would become the dominant force around the Mediterranean Sea. The first Punic War lasted from 264-241 BC. It was fo...
  • Bar Kochba The Jh
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    The Jewish revolt led by Bar Kochba in 132 AD was not the work of a single if a single radical revolutionary. It was the inevitable result of years of promises not kept to the Jews, and laws which suppressed the basis of Jews as a nation. To understand the reason for Bar Kochba's Revolt one must go back many years even before the war. Prior to Hadrian, an emperor by the name of Trajan was the ruler of the Roman empire. Due to the rebellion of the Jews in the Diaspora to the east and the west of ...
  • 287 Bc Decrees Of The Plebeian Assembly
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    The Romans, like the Greeks, initially relied on a citizen-soldiery. In the course of the Punic Wars (3rd and 2nd century BC), the Roman army became a professional force. Drill and discipline were the keystones of Roman military power; the individual foot soldier was skilled in the use of heavy javelins and the short sword. Roman siege techniques were highly developed and the supply service well organized. To analyze the concept of farmer-warrior we should first analyze the social, political and...
  • Roman Attitudes To Barbarians
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    Diocletian and Constantine reformed administrative and military structures of the state strength of 4th century empire and survival through 5th. Diocletian work on border reorganisation of provinces, rebuilding creation of forts, need for permanent garrisons orientated Roman Empire toward defence. Multiple field armies by Constantine increased specialisation - limited capacity offensive wars beyond border cost of maintaining expanded force. Avoid costs and losses restrict army to defensive dutie...
  • Collapse Army
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    STRATEGY AGAINST BARBARIANS Ideal system that kept all Barbarians out thus stationing of large armies on the Rhine and Danube frontiers. Any Roman defensive system faced three major problems: Never permanently eliminate all enemies Wars partly dependent n factors outside the defensive system: leadership abilities Barbarian kings, disruption following civil war, famine in barbaric uim. Limited manpower and resources available. Weaknesses most troops on frontier so moving them to an area of troubl...
  • Caesar's Leadership Image
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    Image is everything dealing with a country's leader. When one can boast the title of a great general, triumvirate, and the precursor of the imperial system in the Roman government, a leadership image is quick to follow. Campaigning into foreign lands was a big issue for Caesar. In order to procure more grandeur for the Imperialistic lands of Rome, Caesar's main duty as a conquering general was to establish more Roman colonies. In the case of the Gallic Wars, this meant direct invasion into the C...
  • Great As The Roman Empire
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    Within the centuries of our history many emperors have risen, but arguably there has not been one as great as the Roman Empire. Yet with such greatness trouble was not very far behind, and the Romans definitely had their fair share. From 31 BC to 476 A. D the Roman Empire went from being the most powerful annuity of the Mediterranean to nothing but ruble and stone. Succession, military, economic conflict, ethnic issues and barbarism were the five major factors that contributed to the downfall an...
  • Reference To The Roman Army
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    The Roman Army 93 CE The Roman Army's organization was far more sophisticated than the armies of the world in which it faced in battle. The Roman Army operated its campaigns with such organization and structure; it is almost as though you were looking at a modern day military. The term household servants, as referenced by Josephus, it nothing less than the volunteer of the modern day. In Roman times, it was the household servants' duty to bear arms in its homeland defense. The Roman Army operate...
  • Most Oppressive Emperors Of The Roman Empire
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    Throughout world history, countless civilizations have risen up in attempts to challenge others with world domination as their ultimate goal. One such civilization, the Roman Empire, would rise to greater power than had ever been witnessed in the course of human history. Because it was so glorious, modern cultures have modeled themselves on the Roman Empire, so that the legacy of the Romans pervades even today. Like many ancient civilizations, the origins of the Roman empire remain shrouded in m...

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