Facts Roman Empire  

Type First Paragraph HereAccording to Romans, the ancient city of Rome was established in the year 753 BC, whereas according to modern historians, it was founded in 625 BC. Today, it is popular as the eternal city. The history of Roman Empire began after the 500-year old Roman Republic destabilized and weakened due to civil wars.

Many happenings, like Julius Caesar ruling as a permanent autocrat (44 BC), the Battle of Actium (31 BC), and awarding the honor of Augustus to Octavian by the Roman Senate in 27 BC, caused this evolution from Republic to Imperialism.

Some interesting facts about Roman Empire are as follows:

  • The present-day countries that once formed a part of the vast Roman Empire included Morocco, Austria, Spain, UK, Croatia, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, and Slovenia.
  • Circus Maximus, the most famous hippodrome, features the ancient Roman design that was invented to hold horse and chariot races. It can hold as many as 250,000 people and measure 600 m in length and 200 m in width.
  • While majority of new technologies and innovations developed by the Romans originated from common pre-established themes, few of the innovations were totally new inventions done for the Empire and its people. Some of the most popular instances of inventions of the Roman Empire include the Aqueducts, Water Powered Milling Machines, Roads, Sewage and Pipe Systems, Thermal Heating Systems, Metallurgy and Glass Work, High Rise buildings, Floor Construction, Bridgeworks, and Dome Construction.
  • The Roman Empire military was well known for its unparalleled strength and strong discipline. It was one of the most feared, well-equipped, and the most significant mobile armies in the history of ancient world.
  • One of the major landmarks of Rome is its ancient Roman Colosseum or the Flavian amphitheater with a seating capacity of 50,000.
  • Other remarkable feature of the empire was the popularity of gladiatorial combats between free-men, slaves, aristocratic women, emperors, criminals, and prisoners of war.
  • Julius Caesar was one of the most successful and powerful characters in the history of Roman Empire. He was a great orator, historian, statesman, general, and a lawgiver. Although he was made the Consul in 59 BC, he refused to take the title of 'Rex' or the ‘King’ for the benefit of the common man.
  • Other popular emperors of the Roman Empire included Augustus Caesar (27 BC to 14 AD), Claudius (41 to 54), Claudius II (268-70), Julian (361-63), Maximinus (308-24) and Leo (457-74).

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History-Of-The-Roman-Empire      According to Romans, the ancient city of Rome was founded in 753 BC, whereas according to modern historians, it was founded in 625 BC. The history of Roman Empire began after the 500-year old Roman Republic weakened due to civil wars. Many events, like Julius Caesar ruling as a permanent autocrat (44 BC), the Battle of Actium (31 BC), and awarding the honor of Augustus to Octavian by the Roman Senate in 27 BC, caused the evolution of the empire to turn from Republic to Imperialism. More..




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