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The Roman EmpirePeoples and Empires<br />By: Maria Vassilakis<br />History 140<br />Professor Arguello<br />August 13, 201...
The Roman Empire<br />Rome had been the basis of for “inspiration, imagery, and the vocabulary for all European empires.”<...
Empire continued…<br />Caesar’s successor was Octavian in 27 B.C. He took the title of Augustus as “emperor.”<br />The Rom...
Roman Law<br />Roman jurists organized their laws in series of codes, known as the Justinian.<br />Roman law was civil law...
people of Rome<br />     Emperor Constantine<br />Niccolo Machiavelli had observed that Rome “ruined her neighbors and cre...
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  1. 1. The Roman EmpirePeoples and Empires<br />By: Maria Vassilakis<br />History 140<br />Professor Arguello<br />August 13, 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Roman Empire<br />Rome had been the basis of for “inspiration, imagery, and the vocabulary for all European empires.”<br />Rome had begun in the 7th century B.C.<br />By 272 B.C., the Romans had taken over the Italian peninsula.<br />The first man to take rule over Rome, was Julius Caesar. And in 44 B.C., he was stabbed to death.<br />
  3. 3. Empire continued…<br />Caesar’s successor was Octavian in 27 B.C. He took the title of Augustus as “emperor.”<br />The Roman empire became a world in which the people were versatile, in which a bishop would be a soldier or local governors would also be a soldier.<br />Roman law became the law of all Europe.<br />“The history of Roman law begins with the Twelve Tables, composed between 415 and 450 B.C.”<br />
  4. 4. Roman Law<br />Roman jurists organized their laws in series of codes, known as the Justinian.<br />Roman law was civil law, which governs the people.<br />“Roman law also introduced into Europe the crucial idea that warfare itself had to be regulated that all wars could be fought simply for personal gain.”<br />The Romans also introduced distinctions between just and unjust wars.<br />
  5. 5. people of Rome<br /> Emperor Constantine<br />Niccolo Machiavelli had observed that Rome “ruined her neighbors and created a world empire freeing strangers to her privileges and honors.”<br />In 212 A.D., the emperor Caracalla granted citizenship to all free inhabitants of the empire.<br />“The rulers of Rome created an ideology aimed at world domination.”<br />In 312, emperor Constantine defeated his rival Maxentius.<br />The Byzantine Empire lasted until 1453, and had evolved into a Greek-speaking culture.<br />

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