The Ancient Empire: The Fall Of The Roman Empire

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The Romans. The name itself has come to mean power, to mean ferocity, prosperity, and most importantly, incredible discipline. From the defeat of Carthage in 146 BC to the collapse of the Roman Empire, Rome managed to conquer costal Northern Africa and almost all of Western Europe. Rome was seeded by a huddle of united tribes with a purpose, and in the end, the overwhelming size of the empire was a participating factor in its eventual downfall. However, throughout it’s glorious reign, the Romans managed to control a society of some 50 million while building the most advanced civilisation of the ancient world. The Romans controlled their empire by “romanising" their conquered lands and peoples and exerting unique methods to reform, organise and discipline.…show more content…
The benefits of the Roman lifestyle were brought to their new territories. This is evident in distinctly roman architectural structures, such as aqueducts, that still stand today within what were once the boundaries of the vast empire. One of the best examples of Roman innovation is a well preserved aqueduct and mill still standing in Arles, southern France. The ambitious flour mill, built in the fourth century AD, proves the existence of Roman water-powered factories, which are still marvelled by prominent historians today. Roads, aqueducts, currency, and a universal language (latin) were largely implemented and expected. Trading routes began to expand and organise using new found communication skills and routes by way of roman roads and bridges. Rome had access to Chinese silks and the spices of India, the wine of Italy and the jewels, treasures and grain of Egypt. The Romans clearly believed that citizens should

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