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    Ancient Roman civilization is considered an important point in human history. The Ancient Roman Empire lasted for almost 1500 years. Over the course of those years the Roman Empire had many emperors. Again, some emperors were good, and even great, but some were bad, very bad. Some of the worst emperors in Ancient Rome’s history were Commodus, Nero, and Caligula. These rulers are considered as some of the worst emperors Ancient Rome had to offer. However, Caligula is the worst emperor in all

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    father Honorius and Arcadius divided the Roman Empire. Honorius was the West Roman Emperor from 393 to 423. Flavius Honorius held the consulate at the age of 2 and was made co ruler on the 23rd of January 393 after the death of the roman emperor Valentinian II. Honorius died at the age of 38 in 15 August 423 in Ravenna, Italy. The Roman Empire was divided into east and west. The West was ruled by Emperor Honorius and the east was ruled by his brother Emperor Arcadius. For the first part of his reign

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    Claudius was a strange, but an amazing emperor. He did many great things and is sometimes considered one of the best Roman Emperor ever. He was the first emperor not be born in Italy, he reformed the military and financial affairs, and he was terrible at finding love. One incident resulted in his death. He was also the first emperor to be made emperor by the praetorian guard. He was ridiculed by his family and everyone in town because of what he was born with. Even though, Claudius had many deforms

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    Gaius Messius Quintus Decius was the Roman Emperor who ruled from 249 AD to 251 AD. Little is known about Decius’s life before becoming a military leader, which ended in his ascension to the throne. However, a few scholars have attempted to piece together what information is known. Geoffrey Nathan is one such author. In his article, "Trajan Decius (249-251 A.D.) and Usurpers during His Reign”, Nathan indicates that Decius was born into an aristocratic senatorial family around 201 AD. According to

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    Nero, The Roman Emperor. The Roman Empire is known for fabulous culture, brutal wars, social upheaval and fascinating leadership. Although being a republic for around four hundred years, its emperors often define the Roman Empire. Some of them are bad, some of them good. Nero who lived from December fifteen A.D 37 to June ninth 68 was one of the most terrible emperors and was remembered as a very unreliable person and a very big liar. ( William G, 16 October 2014) Nero was born in Antium, a beautiful

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    The Roman Emperor Caracalla, opines the Roman senator – and writer – Cassius Dio, in one of eighty tomes on the minutiae and particulars of Roman history, issued the Antonine Constitution of 212 AD – a decree that tendered the privilege of formal Roman citizenship to the peregrini – not as a measure of any goodwill felt towards these, but as an effort “to increase his [own] income,” for peregrini, as Dio points out, “did not [have to] pay most” of the taxes Roman citizens had to pay (Levick 78).

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    influential people in the development of the Early Church was definitely The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. In 312 C.E Constantine reached Rome to claim the throne because of a vision Constantine had. His vision promised him that he would conquer through a special sign, the sign of Christ. So that’s what he did and he succeeded. In 313, Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which gave Christians the freedom of worship in the Roman Empire. Another council that Constantine was a part of that helped the

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    The Roman Emperors were absolute rulers who held great power but their reigns success depended on many factors with the most important one being, loyalty from his Empire and everyone in it. In order for the emperors to remain in power they needed the public to be in their favour, which includes the countries that became a part of the Roman Empire through colonization. They did so by manipulating architecture to depict a positive representation of themselves to help them gain favour from their people

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    Frederick II The reading “Frederick II” is about an unusual emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Frederick II was a man of great ability who was infatuated with nature. The biggest contributions of Frederick II were the effects of his battle against the Church. Frederick II began to clash with the church when he announced that he regarded Jesus, and for that matter all the other major religions, to be frauds. This was a radical idea in the middle ages, the Age of Faith. Although Frederick allowed

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    drawing symbol is a consonant-vowel combination. Linear B dates from the Mycenaean civilization. In the late 9th and early 8th century BC, the language found was based on the Phoenician syllabary, written from left to right and back again. This form of inscription is the closest to the modern language of today Athens was conquered in the fourth century B.C. by King Philip of Macedonia. Alexander the Great, Philip’s son, who was tutored by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, set out to conquer the world

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    Greek mythology can be viewed as a mirror to the ancient Greek civilization. Ancient Greek myths and legends often reflected how the Greeks saw themselves. Myths were used by Greeks to make justifications of every existing aspect of earth as well as their own society. In myths, Greek gods & heroes often represented key aspects of the human civilization. From Greek mythology, we can learn about the favorable characteristics of humans, such as their behavior and valuable skills that were approved of

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    of the support they gave him. Vlad the Impaler was able to display Absolute Monarchy through his Divine Right of Kingship. According to Source D: Royal Blood From The East, Vlad developed a plan to secure his own personal and the backing of the Roman Catholic Church. The common people from the countryside raised songs about the generosity and piety of Prince Vlad, the prince sent by God to keep the lands safe. This proves how the church was behind Vlad and agreed with all the decisions he made

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    not be the biggest reasons as to why the Habsburg empire fell. The first significant events that eventually led to the rise of this great empire started during the reign of Rudolph I, the Count of Habsburg. In 1273, Rudolph I was elected Holy Roman Emperor and in 1278, he “fought for and won the archduchy of Austria and the lands around Vienna” (Pelling 2). Over the many periods of its existence, the Habsburgs built a huge empire “covering about

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    I would prefer to first discuss the Alexiad, as it is unique from other historical documents I’ve read in the sense that it is a biography written by a princess about her father. Anna Comnena, the author of the Alexiad, was the daughter of Emperor Alexius and Empress Irene. Anna Comnena considered herself to be a rightful princess, and a well-educated woman. She was educated particularly well in Greek literature, the philosophy of Aristotle and Plato, as well as what were then considered to be the

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    The conqueror of the Aztecs, murder of an empire, and a kidnapper, all of these can be used to describe Hernán Cortés. Cortes 's early life steered his choices and future. The “New World” hardened and changed him. These changes helped him conquer his enemies. His achievements and legacy changed the world for the future. Cortés’s early life was what molded him for the future. He was born to an upper class family and was born around 1485 in Medellín, Spain. He was somewhat infirm

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    More specifically, she was born in Vienna, Austria on November 2, 1755 (4). The 11th daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and the empress Maria Theresa, Marie Antoinette was brought up in a wealthy family and was said to be favorited by her parents (1). When she was younger, she enjoyed music and played the harp. Marie Antoinette, along with her brothers

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    In the Roman Empire, Christianity was not freely practiced until Constantine became emperor and converted to Christianity. Romans were polytheists, and Diocletian, who was emperor of the Roman Empire before Constantine, increased the persecution of Christians. In his Life of Constantine, Eusebius recorded Constantine’s conversion to Christianity after he heard God’s command, “Use in his Wars a Standard made in the Form of the Cross” (Eusebius Ch.XXVIII) before battle with Maxentius, and after he

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    from Pliny in A.D. 111or 112 to Trajan the Emperor of Rome. Pliny the Younger, governor of Pontus/Bithynia from A.D. 111-113 was sent there to restore order and establish financial security. Pliny a man of wealth and prestige was, as a Roman senator highly educated and an excellent writer who exerted both political and public influence. Pliny is reported to have secretly been involved in the coup to see Trajan endorsed as Emperor. Trajan ruled as Emperor of Rome from 98 to 117CE. He was compassionate

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    The Enlightenment was one of the greatest movements of human history. It brought on an era of intelligence, rationalism, and human rights. It gave birth to many ideologies, mainly proposed by the philosophes of the time, which had a tremendous impact on society today. Enlightened despotism was perhaps one of the most prevalent ideologies to arise during this era. It was primarily formulated by Voltaire, who explained that optimum societal progress would be achieved through the presence of an enlightened

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    Northern Renaissance Economy After the countless struggles and deaths of the Middles Ages a rebirth in Europe occurred causing economic prosperity. This period of rebirth, entitled the Renaissance, lead to a thriving wool trade in Flanders causing the Northern Renaissance to be economically sound and even stronger than the Southern Renaissance economy. Furthermore, even the economic leader in the Northern Renaissance, Jakob Fugger, had more power and, therefore, influence than that of the Southern

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