Roman Empire Research Paper

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The Roman Empire is one of the most talked about in the 21st century, and the reason for this might be because it was one of the longest running empires and also a staple of modernization during its era from 27BC - 1453AD. The Roman Empire stemmed from one of the earliest discovered civilizations, which was of course the Roman civilization. The same running civilization that has brought us inventions ranging from newspapers, the Julian Calender, and battlefield surgeries (Andrews, 2012). The Romans were not only innovators, but also demonstrated ingenuity in terms of ruling an empire and their ability to self-sustain and even grow into one of the largest and longest running empire. As can be seen, the Romans were successful in continuing their …show more content…

The Roman Empire was in a state of anarchy with civil wars against Italy and this ultimately led to a state of despair between the Roman citizens (Rostovtzeff, 1926). Augustus, the upcoming chief of the Roman Empire, had promised the citizens of Rome their rights and privileges would not be jeopardized and had amassed a huge amount of support from the citizens in exchange that Augustus would deliver and abide to his promises if he were to be the new leader of the Roman Empire (Rostovtzeff, 1926). The Roman citizens believed in a leader who would not betray them and one that could lead their army efficiently, and therefore the conditions were set for any chief that were to be elected, one who was elected by the soldiers and officers rather than the citizens and senates to omit any biases. This led to a strong government because the leader and the senates were there for the people and to keep it in line, creating a sense of law and order. But even then, before Augustus, the Roman Empire was already built before an emperor was elected (27 BC). Prior to the rule of emperors, the Romans had a different approach to the government which was somewhat similar but instead of soldiers and officials who elected the chief, the citizens of Rome were the ones that elected the chief, who were generally derived from senates (History.com ,2009). Though elected differently, chiefs or magistrates of the Roman Empire were set on protecting their people and modernizing their civilization. To summarize, the Roman Empire had a systematic approach in accordance to the rulers and senates and were fairly equal and unbiased in the elections, this minimized the threat of overthrowing the empire and also helped to build and sustain the empire with a government that sought for the betterment of its society and the ever-advancing nation of

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