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  • Marble And The Discoveries Of Ancient Roman
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    ROME Imagine an empire so vast and yet powerful, but then it falls like rain. Also imagine the same empire that controls parts of Africa and Eurasia. One may envision such an empire that is war-like. This empire is known as the Roman Empire. Aside all of the conquests and battles, their art and social life are of extreme significance. Throughout past decades, archeologists have stumbled across many remarkable findings that gives historians a much needed in-depth look into ancient societies. Spas...
  • Importance Between Goths And Romans
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    The remains of the Western Roman state had been ruled since 476 by Odovacar, as supposed viceroy in the West to Eastern Emperor Zeno. The latter was uncomfortable with this arrangement, as Odovacar had presented him with a fait accompli. At the same time, in the mid 480's, Zeno was facing repeated invasions into Eastern Roman lands by the Ostrogoths under Theodoric. After the uprising against and defeat of the Huns in the 450's, the Ostrogoths had settled on the Byzantine side of the Danube en m...
  • City Of Constantine
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    Constantine Constantine was one of the best known of the Roman emperors. Some important events of his reign include the Edict of Milan, which ended the persecution of Christians and made their worship legal, the battle of the Milvian Bridge, and the completion of the political and economic reforms that begun under Diocletian. Constantine was born in Na issus in Serbia. The date of his birth is not certain, being giving as early as 274 and as late as 288. His father Constanti us was a member of a...
  • Tiberius Claudius Nero
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    The emperor, Claudius, was a man with great integrity, individuality, common sense, patriotism and determination. From his struggles as a child to his death, was a remarkable journey. Many historians today and ancient Rome have placed him amongst the greats of all time. Despite his physical disabilities and background, Tiberius Claudius Nero contributed much to the greatness of the Roman Empire. Tiberius Claudius Nero is the youngest son of Nero Claudius Dru sus and Antonia (Daughter of Antony a...
  • Triumphal Arch For The Deified Titus
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    Titus Flavius Sabin us Vespasian us was a deified Roman emperor who ruled from 79-81 A.D. On the Sacra Via, which runs from the Flavian Amphitheater to the Roman Forum, sits the Arch of Titus. It is situated on the summit of the V elia, which is the highest point on the Sacra Via, that provides a grand view of the Roman Forum below it. The arch was commemorated by the Senate and people of Rome and dedicated by Titus brother, Domitian, in 85 A.D. The triumphal arch was built to commemorate Titus ...
  • Founding Of Constantinople As A New Rome
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    This essay will attempt to analyse and explain all the causes and factors that lead to the choice of Constantinople as eastern capital of the empire. From the very outset the reasons for such a catalytic "move", which provided the impetus for the creation of a new era, will be examined as lucidly as possible. To conclude, having appraised the above, much light will be thrown on the choice of Constantinople, amongst other locations, as the eastern capital of the empire in terms of geographical po...
  • 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...
  • Part Of The Great Roman Empire
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    It is ironic that the most serious threats to the Roman Empire began not with the western Germanic tribes of the Roman frontier but the eastern Germanic tribes, particularly the Goths. The Roman Empire during the early third century had a series of weak emperors and a strong challenge from the Parthian Empire of Persia. The resources of the Empire were debilitated and the Goths challenged the Romans for control of the area at the mouth of the Danube River at the Black Sea. The Goths controlled t...
  • Tacitus The Shameful Renunciation Of Virtue
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    History as Scourge How truly the wisest of men used to assert that the souls of despots, if revealed, would show wounds and mutilations - weals left on the spirit, like lash-marks on a body, by cruelty, lust, and malevolence. Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome. Penguin Group. Translation by Michael Grant, 1996 ed. Pg. 202 Tacitus wielded his history like a scourge, excoriating the corruption of emperors and populous alike, attempting to revise the fictions of earlier histories and chart the de...
  • U.S. Fall Like The Roman Empire
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    "Will the United States Fall like the Roman Empire?" What makes a country or empire so powerful? Is it a leader, the military, or even the people? These all do. They make a certain connection due to the success of an empire. You can they " re the "Three Musketeers" of one. The old Roman Empire and the United States have that connection. Both were in great power, had prosperity, and were strong in their own unique ways. But what if the United States falls dramatically-just like the Roman Empire d...
  • Finest Of The Preserved Imperial Villas
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    Suburban villas, such as those owned by the statesman and orator Cicero and other famous Romans, often incorporated fields, lakes, shrines, and thermal complexes. The finest of the preserved imperial villas is that (begun AD 118) of Hadrian at Tivoli. The first emperor, Augustus, who reigned from 27 BC to AD 14, lived in a relatively austere residence on the Palatine Hill in Rome, but under Domitian a great imperial palace (begun c. AD 81, dedicated 92) was constructed nearby by the architect Ra...
  • Caligula And His Grandson Tiberius Gemellus
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    Caligula: The Madness of a Goat Many studies have been made on the emperor Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or Caligula. He was professed to be the maddest, and cruelest of all Roman emperors. As emperor, Caligula put the imperial treasury in severe debt, performed acts of insanity, and committed scandalous sexual acts. The ludicrous deeds he participated in, and carried out left the Roman Empire in infamy. During the reign of Tiberius, the captain of his bodyguards Sejanus began a campaign of ...
  • Roman Emperor Hadrian
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    By the time Hadrian's contributions to his country had succeeded, and death was near; he was the most hated man in Rome. However, throughout his reign, he was regarded as a noble leader. "The Roman emperor Hadrian exercised a profound organizational influence on the Greco-Roman world. He worked successfully toward the codification of Roman law and the strengthening of imperial border defenses (Eadie 8)". Emperor Hadrian made many important contributions to Roman culture, and he was also known as...
  • Most Famous Gladiators
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    Roman Coliseum, pronounced kahl uh SEE uhm, also called the Flavia n Amphitheater, pronounced FLAY vee uhn AM uh thee uh tuhr, was the largest outdoor theater of ancient Rome. The Colosseum still ranks among the finest examples of Roman architecture and engineering, even though it survives only as a ruin. It stands near the center of modern Rome. Construction of the Coliseum started during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian, who ruled from A.D. 69 to 79. The building was dedicated in A.D. 80. Un...
  • Arena As Gladiators
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    Rome, home of the famous Gladiator games. Tens of thousands of spectators showed up for these events. But what part of a roman!'s life did these games have? Read on and find out! - First of all it should be noted that Romans didn! t only watch gladiators, they also enjoyed chariot races and animal hunts. Let!'s find out what was done in each of these sports. Gladiators (which means swordsmen) were first held as a funeral ceremony for dead heroes but later became so popular that they were held al...
  • 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...
  • Ben Hur And Pu Yi
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    Although Ben- Hur and Pu Yi were from entirely different times they both experience many of the same obstacles. Because of the hard ships of the positions in their communities they experienced the rise and fall from riches to rags. Pu Yi being called to be the emperor at a very young age never experienced many hard ships until a later age. When he was older his power was removed due to the entrance of communism. Ben- Hur was a well-respected man in his community for what he believed in and not f...

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