Ancient Rome

Rome vs Greece

Many have argued over whether Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome was more successful. They were both great civilizations located in the Mediterranean area. However, Ancient Rome was more successful. They had a more stable government, they handled conflicted better, and had more control over their colonies. To begin with, Ancient Rome had a stable form […]

Circus Maximus

The Circus Maximus (Latin for great or large circus, in Italian Circo Massimo) is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest Chariot Racing Stadium in ancient Rome. The site is now a public […]

Ap World History Ap World History Study Guide Foundations: Prehistory- 600 C.E

Terms/Ideas To Know: 1.Pastorialism: Branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. 2.Patrilineal: System in which one belongs to one’s father’s lineage. 3. Matrilineal: A societal system in which one belongs to one’s matriline or mother’s lineage. 4. Hominids: Primate of the family Hominidae, which Homo sapiens is the only extant species. 5. Cuneiform: […]

Advancements and the Development of Agriculture in Ancient Greece and Rome

Compare and contrast the development of institutions and traditions such as political, social, economic, or intellectual in any of the two classical civilizations: China, India, Greece, Rome, Mesoamerica, Andes. The rise of the Greek Empire was around 1000 B.C.E. The city of Rome was founded in 753 B.C.E. by Romulus; although, research reveals the area […]

The First, Second, and Third Punic Wars

I. Introduction and Overview An ancient Roman legend tells how the twin babies Romulus and Remus were abandoned by their mother and raised a female wolf. When they grew up, they set off to found Rome, and Romulus became the city’s first king. The traditional date for the founding is known of the origins and […]

Ancient Rome and the United States of America

Although separated by two millenniums there are astonishing similarities between the American state and the Roman Republic. In this posting I will discuss the links between Ancient Rome and the 21st super power equivalent, the United States of America in terms of two different aspects, architecture and political organisation. Firstly, I will discuss the links […]

Roman Contributions

The Romans are considered among the greatest architects of ancient times. They were incredible builders and excellent engineers. The Romans cannot take all the credit for their accomplishments though; some of their inventions were just improvements on older ideas or concepts from Greece. Aqueducts are one thing the Romans got from Greece, although, they were […]

Social Structure in Ancient Rome

After few months of study of the ancient Europe, from the ancient Greek polis to the Roman Empire to the development of Christianity to the Medieval Europe, the concept of “Europe” gradually has become more and more clear to me, so do the meaning of unity in its diversity and the diversity in its unity. […]

What Makes a Civilization

A civilization depends on a number of factors which are important. These factors are the components that make a civilization. The main factors are good government and control, good geographical location, labour specialisation, complex beliefs and a unique writing system. Good control and good government is the most important factor in the development of a […]

Foucault on Population and Governance

In Ancient Roman times, power of the sovereign over his subjects could be exercised in an absolute and unconditional way. The king had the authority to directly expose the life of his subjects in times of war and thus he held an indirect power over them of life and death. During the classical age in […]

Marcus Antony’s Speech Analysis

Julius Caesar was probably one of the most prominent figures in Roman history, known for his strong willed nature and commanding presence. In 44 BCE, Caesar was voted in to be Dictator perpetuo (often mistranslated as dictator for life). Worried that Caesar was becoming too powerful, several Roman senators including Brutus (a close friend of […]

Comparing and Contrasting the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty

Throughout history, many powerful empires and dynasties have ruled. Some ruled for hundreds of years, while others lasted for shorter time periods. All of these ruling powers had a great impact on their country’s development. The way they governed their people and kept in power were often very different but they often achieved the same […]

Rome vs. Han China

Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that began growing on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century B.C.E. It became one of the largest empires in the world, contributing greatly to government, politics, art, literature, architecture, warfare techniques, and social structures in the western world. The Han Dynasty was an age of great […]

Reliability and Validity of the Bible

One of the most current controversial topics in modern day times is the validity of the Bible. How can one know if the content is to be trusted and is real?

The Rise of Christianity

The rise of Christianity put an end to the classical age of Europe with the help of the Romans, Christianity spread much faster. Rome was one of the main centers of Christian development. One of the Roman emperors, Constantine, let freedom of conscience for the people, made Christianity on a full legal equality with any […]

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