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  • Political End
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    Essay on the breakdown of the early Ancient roman republic. For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. Sallust The causes for the breakdown of the early Roman Republic cannot be attributed to a single event, trend or individual, rather it was due to a combination of all three in varying degrees. The principal and fundamental cause was the breakdown of the political checks a...
  • Western Roman Empire
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    Most historians agree that Romulus Augustus was the last leader of the Western Roman Empire. His reign ended in 476 and we can therefore state that the Western Roman Empire fell at the same time, although other historians may argue for a slightly longer lifespan. These technicalities are in some ways irrelevant. The Eastern Empire survived the fifth century, whilst the Western Empire crumbled. Traditionally historians have blamed social, economic and psychological factors for the collapse. The s...
  • Roman Empire
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    Roman Empire, political system established by Rome that lasted for nearly five centuries. Historians usually date the beginning of the Roman Empire from 27 bc when the Roman Senate gave Gaius Octavius the name Augustus and he became the undisputed emperor after years of bitter civil war. At its peak the empire included lands throughout the Mediterranean world. Rome had first expanded into other parts of Italy and neighboring territories during the Roman Republic (509-27 bc), but made wider conqu...
  • Roman Gods
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    History of the Roman Republic / Empire October 27, 2000 Of Gods and Romans The Romans during the time of their Republic relied on their advanced technology, social structure, leadership and politics to achieve as much as they did. To these people, their gods affected all of these factors and the relationships mankind had with them. The contractual relationship between mankind and the gods involved each party in giving, and in return receiving services. The Romans believed that spirits residing i...
  • 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...

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