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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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 ... 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 ...
The Last Legion - Historical Notes - Romulus Augustus and The "Fall of The Roman Empire"
... blood, was historically the magister militum — the senior officer of the Roman army second to the emperor ... 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 - 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) ...
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 ... the only immediate organization left after the fall of the Romans ...
Ancient Roman Empire - Religion
... Religion in ancient Rome and Imperial cult (ancient Rome) See also History of the Jews in the Roman Empire, Early Christianity, and Religious persecution in the ... The Romans thought of themselves as highly religious, and attributed their success as a world power to their collective piety (pietas) in maintaining good ... "the way of the ancestors" or "tradition", viewed as central to Roman identity ...

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    Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duty, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”
    Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

    As no one can tell what was the Roman pronunciation, each nation makes the Latin conform, for the most part, to the rules of its own language; so that with us of the vowels only A has a peculiar sound.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)