The Romans

A collection of articles related to the Romans.

The Romans – Fall of the Empire

 The Fall of the Empire was a gradual process. The Romans did not wake up one day to find their Empire gone! By AD369 the Empire was beginning to crumble for the following reasons: The Government was running out of money. The people had to pay very high taxes...

The Romans – Bibliography

Fall of the Roman Empire Roman Baths – Bath, UK Roman Games – Nettlesworth Primary School Roman Roads – KET Roman Society – Roman Empire Net The Romans – BBC The Romans in Britain – The Romans in...
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The Romans – Trade

The Romans trade system was vast and extensive.  Here is a Roman 4-wheeled chariot, photo by Binter at de.wikipedia The Romans traded goods throughout their Empire. By importing goods from other countries they raised their standard of living and were able to have many...
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The Romans – Roads

Narbonne: Via Domitia uncovered in front of the Archbishop’s palace. The Romans are noted for their skill at building roads. At the time of the Empire there was a vast network of roads that all led to the centre of Rome. Many of these roads still exist today....
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The Romans – Public Health

Pont du Gard, Roman Empire, October 2007, by Emanuele The Romans were the first civilization to introduce a public health system. They had to do this because Rome had grown in size and it was impossible to find a natural source of fresh water in the city. It was...
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Roman Society and Social Classes

Painting from Pompeii, now in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples), showing a banquet or family ceremony feature multiple aspects of Roman society. Roman society was clearly hierarchical, with legally defined privileges allotted to different classes and countless...
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The Romans – Roman Government

The Roman government took on my different forms from its centuries-long existence, back to its legendary founding. For the sake of brevity, this article will skip over its city-state and kingdom periods to focus on its republican and imperial periods. From the time of...
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The Romans – Invasion of Britain

The Roman invasion of Britain was a determined military and political effort to project Roman power in the Northeastern Atlantic. Although Julius Caesar had visited Britain in 55BC (Before the birth of Christ) and reported that the soil was good, there was plenty of...
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The Romans – Roman Britain Timeline

Roman hemispherical sundial in the Side Archaeological Museum (Side, Turkey), photo by Ad Meskens.  The Roman invasion and occupation of Britain Date Summary Detailed Information 26th – 31st August 55BC Julius Caesar attempted to invade Britain...
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The Roman Army: Organization and Battle Tactics

The Roman army was the backbone of the empire’s power, and the Romans managed to conquer so many tribes, clans, confederations, and empires because of their military superiority. It was also the source of the empire’s economic and political strength,...
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