Essay on The Roman Empire

1150 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
The Roman Empire was one of the largest empires of its time. Behind all this were the Roman emperors. A few change the empire in massive ways, that even affect our lives today. We are going to look at 4 of the empire 's most important emperors, Julius Caesar, Augustus (Or known as Octavian), Trajan, and finally Constantine. The main one that is one of the best emperors in Roman history is Augustus (Octavian), we see this through his government services that changed the world and even today affects our daily lives.
First of all, the 4th best emperor is Constantine, some may want to place him higher up, but all I see him as only a mediocre leader. He created the law or edict that allowed Christianity to spread throughout the empire, but really the believers of the faith and the priests are the people that helped the religion off its feet. His promotion of the religion was a small addition to its popularity, if anything. Also many of the poor people believed in the religion, making it almost mandatory to allow them to practice their belief anyways. Some may say, the army could deal with anyone practicing so the law wasn 't mandatory to avoid a rebellion, but many people from the army believed in the religion as well. As said on BBC’s Biography on Constantine, ”This faith was also popular among slaves and soldiers, hardly the respectable orders in society.” Constantine was the 4th best emperor.
Secondly, the 3rd best emperor was Julius Caesar. Many will talk of his great…

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