The Economic Impacts of Pax Romana

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Determining the Economic Impacts of Pax Romana Determining the Economic Impacts of Pax Romana Pax Romana is Latin for Roman peace. The Pax Romana lasted approaching two centuries beginning toward the end of the BC period and extending almost halfway into the second century AD. For the Roman Empire, this was a period of peace and saw little military action or expansion. Caesar Augustus, previously known as Julius Caesar commenced the Pax Romana after Rome was no longer considered a republic and the civil wars within Rome ceased. Yet another event that marks the commencement of Pax Romana was the defeat of Marc Antony by Octavian Augustus at the famous battle of Actium. The Pax Romana, like any form of social change, was not immediate, but a feat that was accomplished over time. While there may have been peace in Rome, battles continued in the Alps and areas that are now known as Spain. There were many benefits to the Pax Romana and the paper puts focus on those, which are economic. The paper also references Plutarch, a prominent figure during this period, indicating a relationship between the Pax Romana and social mobility. Plutarch, ethnically Greek, had a Latin name of Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus. By the time he was born, approximately midway through the first century AD, the Pax Romana existed for several decades. He was born in Greece, in a prominent town not far from the famous city of Delphi, known in Greek history for the famous oracles. Plutarch had many occupations
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