Rome History Archive

After plunging the Roman Republic into civil war in January of 49 BC, Julius Caesar returned to Rome triumphant. It is claimed that his legions killed almost two million people in fifty decisive battles during his campaign against the Republic. On his return, he was hailed a hero by the general public, but the Roman senate was now cast under shadows of worry and fear – a sentiment that was strong enough for them to plot Caesar’s assassination. The assassination of Julius Caesar is arguably one of most significant incidents in ancient Roman history. It led to some historic repercussions and triggered a chain of events that oversaw the transition of contemporary Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Here is a list of top 10 [&hellip

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When we go a couple of millennia back, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of contemporary Roman civilization. A part of the Roman military power, the Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. Each legion consisted of around 3000 well-trained men during the early republic days. This number was later expanded to adjust up to 5200 men in each legion during the Imperial era. A typical Roman legion would have 10 cohorts (about 5000 men). This changed around the second half of the first century when the number was kept at nine cohorts of standard size. Each legion was then [&hellip

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The ancient Roman legions played a key role in rapid expansion and scaling of contemporary Roman civilization. An average Roman soldier was trained to fight in a formation of about 5000 fellow warriors – every such group forming up a Roman legion. Such disciplined fighting tactic played a crucial role in crushing their opponents in battles. It also helped that the Roman infantry came equipped with an armory that served for quick offense and also provided a solid defense. Call it an irony, but however standardized and disciplined ancient Roman military tactics were, any such general criterion was absent in their military armor and attire. Here is a list of top 10 ancient Roman armor and costume. 10. Belts The ancient Romans called it the [&hellip

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Roman architecture took off right where the esteemed builders from ancient Greece left after the decline of Greek civilization. But unlike their predecessors, the Roman architecture gave far more priority to the practicality of their architectural designs. It was a major diversion from the contemporary practice which gave primary focus to a structure’s exterior design and aesthetic appeal. The Greeks, Persians and Egyptians before them had a number of monumental architectures, but their magnificence was limited to the exterior only. With the discovery of concrete, arches, and other engineering marvels during the ancient Roman era, the Roman builders could now build majestic architectures with internal structures that were previously deemed impractical and impossible. Here is a list of top 10 magnificent ancient Roman architectures that [&hellip

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Ancient Romans were not as much into philosophy and teaching as the preceding Greeks, but they absolutely loved finding new ways of entertainment in their otherwise mundane lives. Today, even the thought of gladiators beating each other to death in an impressively huge arena full of enthusiastic audience would create unprecedented outrage among people. In fact, it would truly reflect the modern perception of much popular gladiator fights in ancient Rome. But regardless of the short life expectancy, being a gladiator was in many ways one of the most glamorous profession in ancient Rome. The gladiator battles would draw thousands of spectators, including the biggest of names in contemporary Roman elites. In an attempt to recognize the most popular of these ancient Roman athletic superstars, [&hellip

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