Ccot Roman Empire Essay

664 Words May 12th, 2013 3 Pages
The world between 100 C.E. and 600 C.E. in the classical era witnessed the collapse of major civilizations in Rome, India and China. Rome, in the west, evolved from a strong centralized state to a position of complete political fragmentation. It was a society that was at its cultural height in creativity that ended in total decline; however, in the eastern portions of the Roman Empire there was political continuity and centralization of state as seen in the Byzantine Empire, which split Rome into two. The world at this time was witnessing the mass movement of pastoral people interacting with sedentary people and the weaknesses of many empires including the Han Dynasty, the Guptas and Rome.
During the Pax Romana Era, the Roman Empire was
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Virtue was also impacted Rome. Virtue was instilled in the patrician class that meant the serving of the empire. In 100 C.E., the strong government provided the society where people could pursue jobs in art, architecture, and education. By 600 C.E., the west had collapsed. Due to the collapse, people had less time to pursue these high forms of culture. As a result, literacy declined and the great buildings and infrastructures were neglected and torn down. Over time, Rome abandoned the idea of virtue and skills were lost or forgotten. Without a centralized government human beings cannot arise to great cultural outputs of great buildings and infrastructure; all around the world at the end of the Classical Era witnessed a great decline in culture. However, in the East, Rome continued to have centralized governments seen in the Byzantine Empire. As the West collapsed, the East continued to strive for another 1,000 years. By 600 C.E., the Byzantine rose to the West culturally speaking. They had forms of culture and government. The rebuilding of Constantinople by Emperor Justinian led to reforms of legal codes which set the Byzantine on good feet. The reason the East kept going was because of the relocation of Constantine, which was the capital of Rome, to Constantinople in the 4th century, which in turn, saved the East from failure. Unlike the West, the East had a Hellenistic tradition

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