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Summary of Roman Empire History

Article Summary   by:jaraine     Original Authors: Dr. Josefina Navarro; Toefista Vivar; Evelina Viloria; Gertrudes R. Sobritchea; Sr. Mary Peter
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Roman power and influence had it’s beginning in the insignificant mud village on the Tiber River where various people belonging to the Indo-European group settled in the central Italian Peninsula. Among the important tribes are the Latins and Etruscans who were constantly in conflict. The Latins established a republic by 509 B.C. After a long struggle the Plebians gained control of the government and by 270 B.C. the Romans had conquered the Italian Peninsula. The Punic Wars were waged between Rome and Carthage over the supremacy of the Mediterranean Sea. While the victory of the Romans enriched many of them it brought serious undesirable among the people. Many attempts were made to reform the state but were unsuccessful. The Civil War which broke out was finally resolved under Augustus Caesar who established the Roman Empire. This worked the beginning of the Pax Romana. The Roman Empire began to show signs of decay by the third century A.D. In an effort to strengthen the government Diocletian and Constantinople established a despotic government. The fall of the Roman Empire came with the defeat of Romulus Augustus in the hands of Odoacer, a German general. The Romans preserved Greek Culture. Classical culture refers to the blending of Greek and Roman cultures. The Romans’ greatest contribution to the world culture was a body of law suitable for governing world state. The Roman made very few contributions to scientific knowledge but they were skillful in applying their knowledge of science to practical use as evidenced in their excellent roads, bridges, aqueducts, stadiums, colosseums and massive public buildings. Literature produces during Golden Age was among the finest in the world.
Published: August 16, 2007   
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