How Did The Trade, Government, And Military Contribute To The Rise Of Rome?

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The Roman Civilization, which lasted from 509 BCE to 476 CE and was located in present day Italy, was one of history’s greatest empires. Ancient Rome met the criteria to being a civilization by having a powerful government, a capable military and vigorous trading. Rome’s remarkable government was the reason why Rome lasted for more than 500 years. It provided employment for hundreds of thousands of workers, and Rome experienced rapid growth because of that (Bently 271). Trade brought new products and traders exchanged vast ideas and thoughts which led to Rome being very prosperous (Bently 284). The Roman Military protected Rome by safeguarding it on its fringes (Bednarz 81). Trade, Government, and Military were the most significant growth factors …show more content…

Trade helped Rome get economically advanced. As Rome expanded and brought more people into it’s network of trade and communication, Rome experienced economic development and social change (Bently 282). Rome was able to use Mediterranean trade flow, and that fueled remarkable urban development. As a result of that, Rome got profit & power that allowed them to keep on expanding their empire (Bently 284) . Trade brought rapid expansion of the Roman influence to various people throughout the Mediterranean Basin and that brought economical change (Bently 282-284). Moving on, the Han Empire was later on expanding into Central Asia, and huge quantities of Chinese silk was shipped westward. As a result of that, trade that occurred in Eastern Rome was very beneficial (Daniel C. Waugh) .Trade flourished during the Pax Romana. This was a time of cultural growth and peace. Rome was able to have supplies that were necessary for the civilization. (Bently 284). Roman trade involved olives, fish, meat, cereals, salt, prepared foods such as fish sauce, olive oil, wine, beer, glass, marble, wood, wool, bricks, gold, silver, copper, and tin (Cartwright). Trade depended on the political landscape of Rome. There were several routes to the East. One of the important ones was the route from the Mediterranean through Damascus and the desert city of Palmyra to Mesopotamia. From there, merchants either could sail down to …show more content…

Rome was the dominant power in the Mediterranean Basin, this resulted Rome to survived for more than five hundred years. Rome provided employment for a lot of people, especially in the construction area. That helped Rome grow by building more building which helped it advance. Rome experienced rapid growth because of this, and it’s population increased (Bently 271 ). This development caused a lot of migrants to come to Rome (Bently 234). Rome’s civilization was greatly influenced by the Etruscans. The Etruscans were people whose civilization flourished in Central Italy in the 8th Century BC. Tarquin the Proud was an Etruscan and he was Rome’s seventh and last king. The Romans believed he was really wicked, so after he was driven out, the Romans decided they will never have king to rule over them. Their republic system was designed to stop any one person from becoming too powerful (Chrisp 7). According to Roman tradition, Rome was ruled by Etruscan kings until around 509 BC. The Romans then drove them out and created a republic (Chrisp 7). This helped Rome create its own type of government. Caesar was one of Rome’s dictators. A group of senators thought he was too powerful and was destroying the Romans republic, so they stabbed him to death. After Caesar's murder, Caesar’s friend, Mark Antony and his adopted son Octavian divided the empire to themselves. In 31 BC,

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