What is 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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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 ... The Romans thought of themselves as highly religious, and attributed their success as a world power to their collective piety (pietas) in maintaining good relations with the ... foundation of the mos maiorum, "the way of the ancestors" or "tradition", viewed as central to Roman identity ...
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 ... After the fall of Constantinople, the Russian Tsardom, as inheritor of the Byzantine Empire's Orthodox Christian tradition, counted itself the Third Rome (Constantinople having been the second) ...
The Last Legion - Historical Notes - Romulus Augustus and The "Fall of The Roman Empire"
... 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) ...
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 ... immediate organization left after the fall of the Romans ...
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 ... 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 ...

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