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    Veronica Fogo Behan Latin I 04/26/2017 The Growth of Christianity in Ancient Rome Christianity impacted ancient Rome drastically, changing their whole system of beliefs and morals. Before the spread of Christianity, Romans worshiped a large variety of gods and goddesses, many having been adopted from the Greeks. They believed that if they offered sacrifices to their gods, that they would be repaid with service. In 312 AD, the Emperor Constantine had a vision that stated that if he followed the…

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    In the early times of Rome, dwellings varied from urban residential living in cities to farmers in the country-side, each came with their own specific reason of why their homes were layered out that way and to what function it served. Domus – is style of structured home that was used by the wealthier and upper class citizens of Rome. The word 'domus' in fact means structure. In English 'domus' comes from the work domestic (translated in Latin: domesticus). It also means 'home' in Slavic…

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    When Ancient Rome was at its peak, Romans were expanding their power all throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. Their territory stretched from England, all the way to Africa. In order to keep control of their growing empire, the Romans had to adapt and use their geography to their advantage. Two ways they did this were setting up trade routes and a road system. One of the first ways Romans adapted to their geography was to establish an exceedingly large trade route system over the Mediterranean…

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    During the late Roman Republic, Michael Parenti proposes to interpret conflicts such as power through the use of what he calls “A people’s history, therefore the title “A People’s history of ancient Rome”. In Michael Parenti’s words, “A people’s history should be not only an account of popular struggle against oppression but an expose of the anti-people’s history that has prevailed among generations of mainstream historians” (Parenti pg.11). His intention is to present the reader with a history…

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    In many ways the rich and poor men of Rome were vastly different. The rich men had many luxuries whilst the poor men had little to nothing. One way they were different was the food they ate. Rich men has feasts and ate exotic food. They had big meals, and had their own kitchens.They also usually ate laying down because it showed that they didn't have to serve themselves and they had enough power to pay other people to serve them. Poor men ate basic food, they’re meals were very small causing…

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    The Roman Empire, during its peak, made revolutionary contributions to social, political and cultural customs of the world. Romans were known for their adaptation of other cultures, especially Greek culture, and enhancing them to create a modern society. These enhancements are present in architectural advancements of the Romans, specifically their recreation of Greek baths. Roman baths, and their changes over time, reflect the revolutionary methods of Roman construction, societal structure and…

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    Theater Theater in ancient rome would range from festivals, nude dancing and acrobatics. Theater for Romans at the time was for honoring the gods on religious days. But since there were “over 200 religious days every year,” according to rome.mrdonn.org, you could watch a performance almost every day! The theater was first recorded in rome around 300-400 BC along with a performance by Etruscans. The actors did get paid though. Since they got paid, wealthy nobles would typically pay for the…

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    Most countries have an army to protect their countries values and citizens, but not all countries run their military the same way. Between ancient Greece and Rome, there were many similarities and differences between the two armies. Ancient Greece and Rome both had wars that contained similar and different tactics including: the weapons/objects brought to the fight, along with the formation of the soldiers fighting in battle, and how the outcome of the wars affected their civilization after the…

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    Late Antiquity saw a fundamental shift in the economy of the Roman Empire. Throughout this period, citizens began to increasingly rely on gold rather than land to measure this wealth. While prosperity could be achieved by all classes of society, this change in the empire’s economy greatly affected the elite. As a result of the new coinage based economy, the aristocracy gained more power both publically and privately. Beginning in the third century and continuing throughout the rest of the…

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    Ancient Rome and the Han dynasty were both great empires that covered large parts of territory at different time periods. They were two different empires that were in opposite sides of the world but had many similarities. Both of these empires were built on previous generations of their ancestors ideas and creations that came before them. There were also many differences in these two empires like their government, military, slave view, language, and architecture. Some may argue that these two…

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