Roman Empire

  • (noun): An empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome.

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The Last Legion - Historical Notes - Romulus Augustus and The "Fall of The Roman Empire"
... partly of German blood, was historically the magister militum — the senior officer of the Roman army second to the emperor ... of British historian Edward Gibbon's History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in the late Eighteenth Century ... There was a struggle for control of the Eastern Roman Empire at the time but the Emperor alluded to would probably have been Zeno (explicit in the novel) ...
Ancient Roman Empire - Religion
... Rome) See also History of the Jews in the Roman Empire, Early Christianity, and Religious persecution in the Roman Empire Religion in the Roman Empire encompassed the practices and ... The Romans thought of themselves as highly religious, and attributed their success as a world power to their collective piety (pietas) in maintaining ... ancestors" or "tradition", viewed as central to Roman identity ...
Postclassical Era - Europe - Western
... After the fall of the classical western empires (in this case the Roman Empire), independent civilizations soon arose to fill the power vacuum ... Since 413, the Romans had lost control of the Franks, and the latter established Francia (also known as the Frankish Kingdom), a precursor to modern-day France ... European politics and the only immediate organization left after the fall of the Romans ...
Ancient Roman Empire - Political Legacy
... See also Legacy of the Roman Empire Several states claimed to be the Roman Empire's successors after the fall of the Western Roman Empire ... The Holy Roman Empire, an attempt to resurrect the Empire in the West, was established in 800 when Pope Leo III crowned Frankish King Charlemagne as Roman Emperor on Christmas Day, though the empire and the ... the Russian Tsardom, as inheritor of the Byzantine Empire's Orthodox Christian tradition, counted itself the Third Rome (Constantinople having been the second) ...
Agri Decumates
... The agri decumates or decumates agri were a region of the Roman Empire's province of Germania superior ("Upper Germania"), covering the Black Forest area between the Main river and the sources of Danube and ... Later on, the region was to become part of the Roman Empire ... The major places of Roman settlement were Sumolecenna, Civitas Aurelia Aquensis, Lopodunum and Arae Flaviae, modern day Rottenburg am Neckar, Baden-Baden, Ladenburg and Rottweil respectively ...

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    The Roman Empire stood appalled:
    It dropped the reins of peace and war
    When that fierce virgin and her Star
    Out of the fabulous darkness called.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Keep our Empire undismembered
    Guide our Forces by Thy Hand,
    Gallant blacks from far Jamaica,
    Honduras and Togoland;
    Protect them Lord in all their fights,
    And, even more, protect the whites.
    Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984)

    A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, “Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?” holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. “Yet,” added he, “none of you can tell where it pinches me.”
    Plutarch (c. 46–120 A.D.)