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    and political changes, the most important being Caracalla’s edict that gave Roman citizenship to every free person of the Empire. What exactly does Roman citizenship entail though? ‘Roman’ is defined as, “of or relating to Rome or the people of Rome; of or relating to the ancient Roman Empire”1. Scholars could argue that those who acquired Roman citizenship either assimilated Roman culture with their own, or denied their own culture to submerge themselves fully into Roman society. The definition…

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    Her supporters would say that she truly believed an alliance with Caesar and Rome offered the best chance for maintaining an independent Egypt. What are we to make of her relationship with Antony? Some would call it one of the great love affairs of the Ancient World, while others would claim that she unashamedly led him down the garden path to betray his homeland. Rome had been beset by civil war for many years. The western half was now firmly in the hands of Octavian, but…

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    he believed Rome should be, avenging his family in the process. The word courage is used very loosely in films of the 21st century, as close to all leading characters are scripted to show ‘courage.’ Michelle Brady, defines a courageous person in her work, The Fearlessness of Courage, as one who “faces and who fears the…

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    Stevens, 2003), Caesar was able to exercise significant political control over Rome. The view that it was, “simpler to follow the blast of a trumpet than the swirl of contradictory obligations that had always characterized civilian life,” (Holland T, 2003) made up the framework of Caesar’s ability to gain power. His rise to dictatorship…

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    The authors of “A History of Rome” write about Nero in a rather concise and conservative view. The authors paint a different picture of Nero than Tacitus and Suetonius. Tacitus begins the story of Nero’s reign with the murder of Junius Silanus by his mother Agrippina the younger, projecting how Nero’s reign mirrors its malicious beginnings. Suetonius gives a detailed account of Nero’s ancestors, writing anecdotes of their horrid deeds, and describing them as irresolute, arrogant, cruel,…

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    Nation shows a lot of building on the path to modern empire. The use of the name Holy Roman Empire was in 1474. The Holy Roman Empire developed a complicated allowed and constitutional architecture. It's basic figure was the king, his position mixed Ancient Roman affection of worldly, divinely allowed rule with the Germanic belief of chosen kingship, disguised with aim to define the king as…

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    Humankind have been constructing magnificent structures as far as history can remember. Many engineered marvels have been questioned as how such lengths were pushed to erect the tallest and elaborate creations without the modern tools we know and use today. But, there was a time where all knowledge for construction had seized. On the contrary, there was one willful man in Florence, Italy, Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 – 1446) who was up to the challenge and to prove it the Cathedral of Santa Maria…

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    In the ancient days of Rome, women spent their lives with limited independence, with only a few exemptions. From daily living to the day of their wedding the actions of women were under the control of a man, whether that man was her father, husband, or guardian. From the time of her birth to the time of her death, there were rules that a woman was to follow. Some of these were written into the laws of Rome while others were just socially expected. At birth, a daughter or in Latin filiafamilias…

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    entertainment of the romans, which is why it became very popular. It is one of the many ancient artifacts that remind us of the Roman Empire and their culture today. “Construction of the Colosseum began under the rule of the Emperor Vespasian in around 70–72 AD...” (“Colosseum”1). In the building of the colosseum, the slaves and prisoners did the manual labor. There were many prisoners from the Jewish War that were sent to Rome to help alongside the slaves. The manual labor was very harsh, due…

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    relations with other cultures. Therefore, it shall be necessary to consult both ancient and modern scholarship. In order to understand the Roman attitude to the Greeks we need to explore the various things which Rome absorbed from the Greeks into its own culture. Amongst these are the conflation of traditional Roman deities with their Greek counterparts, inspirations for literature and the social practices which Rome would also appropriate. Gruen points out that in the Augustan age it was…

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