The Secretive History Of Ancient Rome


ancient roman civilizations

In history, ancient Rome is often referred to as the Roman Empire, Roman Palaces or the Western Roman Empire due to its dominating role in world history. From the founding of the Italian town of Rome in the 7th century BC up to the decline of this Roman Empire in the fifth century AD, encompass the Roman State, the Roman Palaces and Roman Estate. In fact, many cities in Europe owe their names to prominent Romans. For example, Tuscany (Tuscany) is named after the Roman general Gnares, who governed the province in her name. Latin is another origin for the word which means “of the Roman race”. Therefore, Latin is also another common source for the names of European cities like Rome, Florence, Oxford, Bath and Taunton.

Roman Civilizations

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The early medieval ages witnessed major changes in ancient Roman civilizations like those in ancient Rome. Under the later Western Roman Empire, most of Italy was under the control of Carolingian kings while the last Roman frontier was that of Thrace. Under the Later Roman Empire, most of Western Europe was under the control of Latin Kings and there were Latin speaking peoples living in areas such as Spain and Portugal.

The collapse of the Roman Empire marked the end of an ancient Roman civilization which has left a profound impact on the minds and culture of present day society. The collapse of this ancient Roman civilizations resulted in complete political control by one power. With the end of the Roman Empire, there was a reunification of all the parts of Italy including the Peninsula (the western part of today’s Italy). The modern day Italy which is known as the country of Renaissance is largely known for its sophisticated and artistic cultural accomplishments.

The Fall Of The Roman Empire

A stone building that has a rock wall

The fall of the Roman Empire marked the end of an ancient culture and resulted in political turmoil in Europe. For several years, the Western Europeans did not fully develop because they were absorbed into the Roman political system. It was not until the 11th century that the remnants of this ancient Roman civilization began to regain its independence. These days, the Italian people are known to be one of most educated and cultured people in the whole world. One of the most notable characteristics of this ancient Roman civilization is the fact that it was deeply religious. People in this civilization used to believe in gods and goddesses.

Involvement In Ancient Greek Art

The other most significant characteristic of this ancient Roman civilization was its involvement in ancient Greek Art. This ancient greek art was greatly influenced by the Roman Empire. Most of this ancient greek art had traces of Roman influence. There were also some instances where these ancient greek works actually helped the Romans to develop their civilization further. In fact, there were some libraries which were founded during this time period solely in order to preserve and protect these ancient roman civilizations.

Bottom Line

Interestingly enough, one of the most important features of this ancient Roman civilization was religion. There is not one single statue of Jesus in all of Rome. Instead, you will find statues of several religious figures throughout the city. Rome was primarily a Roman citizen and they had full access to the religious practices and beliefs of the city. These beliefs included such practices as easement of conscience and free-will, which are the core ideals of Christianity.

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