The Battle of Actium, by Laureys a Castro Octavianthe grandnephew and adopted son of Julius Caesarhad made himself a central military figure during the chaotic period following Caesar's assassination. Octavian subsequently annexed Egypt to the empire. The Senate granted him power over appointing its membership and over the gov lic, and as such he operated within the existing constitutional machinery.
The Augustus of Prima Porta early 1st century AD Rome had begun Roman empire shortly after the founding of the republic in the 6th century BC, though it did not expand outside the Italian Peninsula until the 3rd century BC. Then, it was an "empire" long before it had an emperor.
It was ruled, not by emperorsbut by annually elected magistrates Roman Consuls above all in conjunction with the senate.
This was the period of the Crisis of the Roman Republic. Towards the end of this era, in 44 BC, Julius Caesar was briefly perpetual dictator before being assassinated. In 27 BC the Senate and People of Rome made Octavian princeps "first citizen" with proconsular imperiumthus beginning the Principate the first epoch of Roman imperial history, usually dated from 27 BC to ADand gave him the name " Augustus " "the venerated".
Though the old constitutional machinery remained in place, Augustus came to predominate it. Although the republic stood in name, contemporaries of Augustus knew it was just a veil and that Augustus had all meaningful authority in Rome.
During the years of his rule, Roman empire new constitutional order emerged in part organically and in part by designso that, upon his death, this new constitutional order operated as before when Tiberius was accepted as the new emperor.
During this period, the cohesion of the empire was furthered by a degree of social stability and economic prosperity that Rome had never before experienced. Uprisings in the provinces were infrequent, but put down "mercilessly and swiftly" when they occurred.
Vespasian became the founder of the brief Flavian dynastyto be followed by the Nerva—Antonine dynasty which produced the " Five Good Emperors ": Aurelian reigned — brought the empire back from the brink and stabilized it.
Diocletian completed the work of fully restoring the empire, but declined the role of princeps and became the first emperor to be addressed regularly as domine, "master" or "lord". The state of absolute monarchy that began with Diocletian endured until the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire in Even though northern invasions took place throughout the life of the Empire, this period officially began in the IV century and lasted for many centuries during which the western territory was under the dominion of foreign northern rulers, a notable one being Charlemagne.
Historically, this event marked the transition between the ancient world and the medieval ages. Diocletian divided the empire into four regions, each ruled by a separate emperorthe Tetrarchy. Order was eventually restored by Constantine the Greatwho became the first emperor to convert to Christianityand who established Constantinople as the new capital of the eastern empire.
During the decades of the Constantinian and Valentinian dynastiesthe empire was divided along an east—west axis, with dual power centres in Constantinople and Rome. The reign of Julianwho under the influence of his adviser Mardonius attempted to restore Classical Roman and Hellenistic religiononly briefly interrupted the succession of Christian emperors.
Theodosius Ithe last emperor to rule over both East and Westdied in AD after making Christianity the official religion of the empire.
It survived for almost a millennium after the fall of its Western counterpart and became the most stable Christian realm during the Middle Ages. The Romans, however, managed to stop further Islamic expansion into their lands during the 8th century and, beginning in the 9th century, reclaimed parts of the conquered lands.
Basil II reconquered Bulgaria and Armenia, culture and trade flourished. The aftermath of this important battle sent the empire into a protracted period of decline. Two decades of internal strife and Turkic invasions ultimately paved the way for Emperor Alexios I Komnenos to send a call for help to the Western European kingdoms in The conquest of Constantinople in fragmented what remained of the Empire into successor statesthe ultimate victor being that of Nicaea.
Classical demography The Roman Empire was one of the largest in history, with contiguous territories throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
|The Low Empire (305 AD – 476 AD)||Although Greek coins under the Roman Empire were nearly all of bronze and intended for local circulation, exceptional coinages in silver were allowed by Rome as a continuation, for wider regional use, of important preconquest currencies.|
For instance, entire forests were cut down to provide enough wood resources for an expanding empire. In his book Critias, Plato described that deforestation: During the reign of Augustusa "global map of the known world" was displayed for the first time in public at Rome, coinciding with the composition of the most comprehensive work on political geography that survives from antiquity, the Geography of the Pontic Greek writer Strabo.
The empire completely circled the MediterraneanThe Roman Empire became less stable over the course of the Third to Fifth centuries CE. Historians point to internal divisions as well as repeated invasions from tribes such as the Huns and the Visigoths as reasons why the Empire fell.
The fall of the Western Roman Empire occurred in CE. Two thousand years ago, the world was ruled by Rome. From England to Africa and from Syria to Spain, one in every four people on earth lived and died under Roman law.
In BC, Rome was a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula. By BC, the Roman Republic had conquered Italy, and over the following two centuries it conquered Greece and Spain, the North.
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