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  • Trajan's Forum Analysis

    On the third day ashore, I made my first visit to Trajan’s Forum. The forum is two centuries old and was built by Emperor Trajan after their successful wars against the Dacians. Using the riches acquired during the wars, the Emperor rewarded the Roman citizens with the building of the forum. Construction was started in 107 CE and completed in 112 CE. The Emperor used architect Apollodorua of Damascus to construct the forum. The forum which is the largest in Roma, is a vast complex which has…

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  • Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum Analysis

    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum: A Phrase with Multiple Definitions and Facets Si vis pacem, para bellum is a Latin expression translated as if you want peace, prepare for war. A version of the idea in early works such as Plato’s Nomoi Laws conveyed a similar message. The expression comes from the writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Rentus. Publius referenced the phrase in a book he wrote titled Epitoma Rei Militaris. This phrase had numerous definitions and facets. The definitions may differ depending…

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  • Essay On The Decline Of The Roman Empire

    What is commonly referred to as the “fall of Rome” wasn’t at its essence a fall at all. It was a gradual decline, following years, decades, even centuries of conquering peoples and acquirement of riches. Throughout the centuries, the Roman Empire had many RISES and declines as does any world power that survives for as long as the Roman Empire did. The question is why this decline was the last decline, what led Rome to a point that the Empire failed to recover as it had in the past. Roman armies…

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  • Augustus Caesar: The Rise And Fall Of The Roman Empire

    He also continued the building projects of his brother and improved the economy of the empire, he was assassinated in 96 CE. Nerva ruled next and was part of The Five Good Emperors along with Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius. With their leadership the Roman empire was stronger, more stable, and expanded in size and scope. The Imperial Crisis was constant civil war and various military leaders fought for control of the empire. The crisis…

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  • The Role Of Bathing In Ancient Roman Culture

    Construction Background/ Introduction Bathing acted as a major role in ancient Roman culture. Many cultures considered bathing as a private activity but the Romans considered it a communal activity. Not only was it considered a place to cleanse the body, but also a place a place to socialize and interact with each other. The Greeks initiated bathing practices in the form of foot baths, bath tubs and wash basins. Although the Roman baths were greatly inspired by the Greek bathing practices,…

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  • To The Greek Slave Poem Analysis

    The previous examples centered around literature, whereas Hiram Powers’ 1851 statue The Greek Slave garnered responses that involved interactions with sculptures. The statue engages audiences in such a way that inspires individuals to create their own works of art, such as poems to create a dialogue with the statue, often expressing their desire for the statue, especially for those who have a deep lust for statues and sculptures. One such example is a poem titled “To The Greek Slave” that…

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  • Architecture Influence Of Roman Architecture

    At a particular time, the development of ancient Rome was the greatest of the world, however, it started as one small settlement. According to a Roman legend, “Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin foundlings who had been nursed by a she-wolf on the banks of the Tiber River, on the 21st of April, 753” (Adams, 1994). Despite art in Rome having its own local styles, the Romans continued to be influenced by the Greek. This influence is highly obvious in their sculptures, paintings, art and…

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  • Charlemagne In The Life Of Charlemagne By Einhard

    He refers to when Charlemagne is told of the death of Hadrian, the Roman pontiff. He states that Charlemagne “cried so much that it was if he had lost a brother or a deeply loved son, for he had thought of him as a special friend” (142). Furthermore, Einhard voices his take on Charlemagne’s love for his friends…

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  • Imoderate Greatness

    Of course there was good ones, but they was also bad ones too. Now the Emperor was seen to everybody almost as a God, you had to abide by their laws and follow their ways of belief. Some of the good Emperors are known as Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonius Pius, and Marcus Aurelius which all held power between 96 C.E. to 180 C.E. From 180- 284 C.E. only 4 of 29 emperors died from natural causes. People of the community started to go their own way of life and not listen to the emperors and…

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  • Marcus Cocceius Nerva's Influence On Rome

    During that time, Christianity mainly appealed to women and slaves. Trajan restrained would-be persecutors and insisted that all Christians be given fair trials. He even forbade anonymous letters of accusation to be written and sent into the trials. Hadrian also continued these actions (Rodgers and…

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