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    united. By the end of course Rome had two capitals, Rome and Constantinople, each with its own emperor. But to the earlier Romans, Rome had been something special, something they served. But the later Romans only sought power for themselves. Almost every military commanders secretely had his eye on the throne and was ready to overthrow the emperor and take power himself. The armies spent a lot of time fighting each other for power in Rome, rather than fighting the enemy.…

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    Adoption In Ancient Rome

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    Jacob M Lonergan ENG 110 Adoption dates back all the way to 27 BC when Roman Empire was founded. Unlike today, the reason for adoption back than was for political and economic interests for the adopter. It was a legal tool that could strengthen political ties between families, while also providing male heirs. Many of Rome’s rulers became emperor through adoption, infact, it was pretty much a tradition for the emperor to be adopted. However, not all adopted children had strong political ties,…

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    Gladiators In Ancient Rome

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    All is true but in the arena only the pretentious survive. Mostly men fought in the colosseum, but when women did they were a glorious spectacle and were honored. “When we think of gladiators in ancient Rome we tend to stereotype and think of men – warriors or slaves” “But interestingly female slaves were also forced into the pit to fight alongside their male counterparts”. Female warriors were made to do certain strange things according to the crowds…

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    B.C.E., the laws of the Twelve Tables were the first written laws of ancient Rome. The laws were inscribed on 12 tablets, or tablets, that were fastened to the speaker's stand in the Roman Forum. The Roman Forum was the center of city ancient Rome where important government buildings held trials. The Laws of the Twelve Tables stayed on display throughout the time period that Rome was a republic and would be taken down when Rome became an empire. They dealt with a variety of issues, including…

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    eventually there was a giant network of nearly fifty thousand miles of road all leading back to Rome. In Britain there was a system of roads that connected towns in the interior with each other and to towns on the coast. All the main roads lead back to Londinium, thus linking gall towns to the main trading town on Britannia. The roads even lead over the channel across Gaul and eventually leading back to Rome. The roads were made as straight as possible with little roads branching off leading to…

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    everything we learned about Rome leads to what happened in the empire.The reason I think that is because everything that we find for example buildings and other amazing findings connect to the empire.I found this quote, “Rome perished, yet it lived on.”This means that when Rome went down there were some pieces of it we found and we still use today.This other quote means that Rome was a big city and had lots of information that we could use to help us, “the city of Rome was the capital of the…

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    1. Rome was founded by the Etruscans, but the Greeks passed on influence on Rome with cultivating the olive and the vine. Also passing on their alphabetic system of writing, providing models for their sculptures, architecture, and literature. The Greeks had a large influence on the Italian Peninsula. But the development of Rome came from the Etruscans, these people controlled Rome and transformed villages into towns and cities. 2. The Etruscans were the founders of Rome, they brought…

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    Intro In primitive Rome, the massive exploitation of slaves is not yet the dominant fact. The fundamental opposition is that of patricians and plebeians. In the 5th century BC. The first appeared to us as great landowners, the latter as small peasants, artisans or merchants. The patricians, organized in great families, had the monopoly of political functions and of justice. However, in order to support the perpetual wars, which they delivered to their neighbors, they had to appeal to the…

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    Architecture is everywhere but some of the best architecture was in Ancient Rome and Ancient Egypt. Ancient Rome's architectures were different and developed in a different way as of newer technology to create architecture. Rome was one of the biggest and more prosperous empires at that time, and as a result, they were masters of architectural design. The Egyptians were also known for their architectural skills. The Romans and Egyptians had some similarities and differences such as ways of…

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    Contrary to the beliefs in surrounding countries, women in Rome could become powerful through their own virtue, and have power. In surrounding territories, women with power were seen as a symbol of weakness. Women could gain power and respect by showing exceptional feminine virtue, or by having brilliant sons, they did not gain prestige through wielding political power. Livia was the most powerful empress from ancient times, and left big footsteps for her successors to fill. In 44 BC Caesar…

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