Roman Empire Rise To Power Essay

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Throughout history many great peoples have held power throughout the world but none have come close to that of the Roman Empire. At its height a person could walk from one end of Roman controlled territory to the other with nothing but the words “I am a citizen of Rome” and be completely protected. Rome had conquered over half of the known world at one point in time.
Rome started off as a small farming community around 900 b.c. but was later founded by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, during the year 753 b.c.. As the story goes Romulus and Remus were said to have been orphaned and raised by wolves and founded “Rome” where the wolves raised them. Soon after its founding Romulus and Remus had a small argument and Remus was killed by his brother.
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Growing up Alexander was tutored by Aristotle. From Aristotle’s teachings he began to view himself as Achilles and at the young age of 20 Alexander took over after his father passes away. In the year 334b.c. Alexander set out with over 35,000 soldiers to conquer modern day Syria and Palestine. Alexander and his soldiers ended up conquering almost half of the known world and after taking control of Egypt the Egyptians even claim Alexander their pharaoh. Alexander eventually dies at the age of thirty-two but because of him and his relentless pursuit of more territory the Roman Empire grows …show more content…
Finally, in the year 133 b.c. a man named Tiberius Gracchus rises to power and restores Rome’s backbone. He made many reforms that gained him great popularity with the lower classes of Rome such as limiting the amount of land one man could own but Gracchus soon becomes too controlling and begins to force all of his laws upon the people and this leads to his death and the death of his 300 followers. Tiberius’ younger brother Gias takes over where he left off and ends up no different. After his followers are killed Gias takes his own life. The next Great Roman ruler after the Gracchus brothers is Giaus Julius

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