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  • Roman Empire
    632 words
    Towards the end of the second century A.D., , the Roman empire began to weaken. ecological factors may have been responsible. In some of the longest settled parts of the Mediterranean, the number of settlements began to fall - maybe the land, was overused, and had started to show it affects. The climate seems to have been gradually getting worse. In the reign of Marcus Aurelius there could have been plagues. But mostly, the weakness of Rome was the weakness of its political system. The Roman cit...
  • Rome Under Roman Power
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    The Roman Society The changes in the Roman government affected the social classes and rights gradually became more equal among the people of Rome. New laws and new leaders tried to make society become closer in equality through reforms. It was long and difficult process to be freed or to become a citizen of Rome and not many accomplished it. Plebeians and woman were thought of as worthless citizens in society, but through time they gained more rights. To show that this is true, I will be address...
  • 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 ...
  • Toga Over His Tunic
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    TOGAS Roman men wore a tunic; but only the workman or the slave appeared in it in public. The roman citizen wore a toga over his tunic. The toga has been look upon as the masterpiece of draped garments. The toga had been adopted by the Romans from the Etruscans and was originally worn by both men and women. It required no fastening with pins or buckles and its surface was unbroken. The toga was a semicircular length of wool cloth or material that was wrapped or draped according to an exact recom...
  • Five Hundred Thousand Roman Citizens
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    A copy below of the deeds of the divine Augustus, by which he subjected the whole wide earth to the rule of the Roman people, and of the money which he spent for the state and Roman people, inscribed on two bronze pillars, which are set up in Rome. 1. In my nineteenth year, on my own initiative and at my own expense, I raised an army with which I set free the state, which was oppressed by the domination of a faction. For that reason, the senate enrolled me in its order by laudatory resolutions, ...
  • Pauls Roman Citizenship
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    The Acts of the Apostles By Tim Emery The Acts of the Apostles provides us with a tome of knowledge on a lot of aspects of the second and third quarter of the first century AD. But most importantly it provides us with a wealth of insight into life and society in the cities of the Roman Empire. Without the Acts of the Apostles there would have been very little correlative evidence on this. For knowledge of the cities and people that appear in it, we have to rely otherwise on the collection of det...
  • Important By Caesar
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    Caesar had several motives for establishing his reforms. They varied from increasing the stability of the Roman Government, to furthering his own ambitions. His reforms were wide ranging, and covered areas dealing with the provinces, administration, the economy, and public works. The colonies and provinces were a major focus of Caesar's legislation. The provinces were increased in their status, and were made more important. In 49 BC, Caesar enfranchised the province of Transpadane Gaul, and the ...
  • Rich Roman Homes
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    Homes Rich people usually lived in a town house called a domus. Many of them also had a country house called a villa. Most people who lived in towns and cities rented an apartment called a cenaculum. Some apartments were big and luxurious but others had only one room. The richest Romans lived in grand comfortable houses set in beautiful gardens hidden from the rest of the city by high walls. Only wealthy Romans could afford the space for courtyards and fountains in their homes in the middle of t...
  • Ciceros Speech
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    Cicero, The Persuader Born in 106 BC, at Arpirnum, about 60 miles southeast of Rome, Marcus Tullius Cicero became one of the greatest orators to come out of the Roman Empire. If asked of the defining characteristics of a Roman, you might say a Roman was someone who took pride in being loved and adored by his people. Most Romans gained this renown fame by winning wars and bringing home great treasures, but Cicero managed to do this instead through his speeches and convincing people he was a great...
  • King Tullus Of Rome
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    Background: The ambitious and resentful Mettius of Alban sought to turn Rome's allies against the great City. Though present at the battle he initiated, he fought for neither side, as he knew the victory could go either way. King Tullus of Rome realized this yet was able to turn Mettius indecisiveness to his advantage and won the battle. Following the fight, Tullus patiently waited to exposed the traitor. After doing so, the general is executed while his people are spared and given Roman citizen...
  • Virtuous Roman Apuleius
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    Duumvir, Citizen, Defendant, Priest and Philosopher are a few names that Apuleius Madaurensis wears during his lifetime. Apuleius encounters both ends of the wealth during Roman times. His experience of the broad spectrum of Roman life did not stop with only wealth but Apuleius also travels to and from provinces of Rome, Rome itself, Egypt, Carthage, and even Greece. These ordeals established Apuleius as a distinguished rhetorician, remarkable scholar, great novelist, spiritual figure, and above...
  • Pious Roman Citizen
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    Aeneas as a Roman Hero In Virgil's poem, The Aeneid, the ideal Roman hero is depicted in the form of Aeneas. Not only does Aeneas represent the Roman hero, but he also represents what every Roman citizen is called to be. Each Roman citizen must posses two major virtues, he must remain pious, and he must remain loyal to the Roman race. In the poem, Aeneas encompasses both of these virtues, and must deal with both the rewards and costs of them. In the poem, Virgil says that all Romans ought to hav...

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