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  • Roman Military
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    Extrapolation of the World had the Roman Empire succeeded Everyone has wanted, at one time or another, to go back and change history. Have you really thought about what would happen should you do that? Things would be different, you wouldn't be who you are, and the world would potentially change. Throughout the course of history, mankind has been judged on its actions and advancements. From the beginning of written history, we have strove to better ourselves in all aspects. Certain peoples stand...
  • Western Roman Empire In The 5th Century
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    Feudalism, contractual system of political and military relationships existing among members of the nobility in Western Europe during the High Middle Ages. (It had nothing to do with blood feuds; the two words came to be spelled alike in the 17th century, but have no etymological relationship.) Feudalism was characterized by the granting of fiefs, chiefly in the form of land and labor, in return for political and military services-a contract sealed by oaths of homage and fealty (fidelity). The g...
  • Influence Of The Berbers On North Africa
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    The modern-day region of Maghrib - the Arab "West" consisting of present-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia - is inhabited predominantly by Muslim Arabs, but it has a large Berber minority. North Africa served as a transit region for peoples moving toward Europe or the Middle East. Thus, the region's inhabitants have been influenced by populations from other areas. Out of this mix developed the Berber people, whose language and culture, although pushed from coastal areas by conquering and colonizi...
  • Roman Civilization
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    Roman Civilization and Contemporary America The civilization of the Roman Republic and the Empire that followed it was the first of its kind. Earlier civilizations had been based on a more abstract worldview that led humans to be creative for the will of the gods or to preserve the institutions that fostered rational thought. Rome started as a simple, self-reliant nation made up of farmers who lived the best they could to support their families and community. With an intense drive to succeed and...
  • 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 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...
  • Military Resources
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    From late 3rd century main concern securitas reiplubcicae security of state defence territory, population and fabric from internal and external attack concern for distribution of resources needed to support military effort. Persia: lack of resources both financial, skilled manpower, middle fourth century vulnerability northern frontier Diocletian ic notion of securitas differentiate territory integral to Roman state and territory that was not. Governments 4th and 5th centuries priorities, exp. J...
  • Sexual Indulgence Of The Julio Claudians
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    Despite the brutality, sexual practices, social indulgence, and general moral deficiencies inherent (on the whole) in the Julio-Claudian Emperors, it was not these attributes that undermined the effectiveness of their Imperial rule. These social and moral blemishes facilitated rule that was loved, admired and even worshiped by the Roman populous. Additionally, it is true to say that these character traits did influence Imperial policy. They never, however, undermined their ability to maintain a ...
  • 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...

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