The Roman Empire Was At Its Height. Despite Many Historians

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The Roman Empire was at its Height. Despite many historians and professors attribute the fall of the Roman empire to excess and corruption, the role of Christianity shifting power, increased technology beyond the borders of the empire, the passing of power and trade created a situation that made the fall of such a large cumbersome empire inevitable. Rome History The founder of Rome goes back to the very first early days of the civilization. It is so old it is known as the eternal city. The Romans believed that their city was founded in the year 753BC. Modern historians though believe it was the year 625 BC. Early Rome was governed by kings but after on seven of them had ruled the Romans took power over their own city…show more content…
Marcus Antonius was born in Rome in 83 B.C., the son of an ineffective praetor (military commander) and grandson of a noted consul and orator, both of whom shared his given name. After a largely misspent youth, he was sent east as a cavalry officer, where he won important victories in Palestine and Egypt. In 54 B.C., he went to Gaul to join his mother’s cousin Julius Cesar as a staff officer. In 49 B.C., he was elected a tribune and served as a staunch defender of Caesar against his rivals in the Senate. Allies Marcus Antonius is best known as the roman general who was a lover of Cleopatra. The two-committed suicide after their defeat by octave. Octavio’s power was based on his control of the army his financial resources and established however was designed to veil these fact by making important concession to republican sentiment. Mark Antony also was an alliance of Julius Caesar. Invasion The Invasion by Barbarian tribes. The roman spent the next several decades under constant threat before the. Eternal city was raided again in455 this time by the vandals. Finally, in 476 the Germanic leader Odoacer staged a revolt and deposited the emperor Romulus Augustus’s Overexpansion and military overspending at its height romans empire stretch from the Atlantic Ocean all the

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