Roman Project

Roman Project

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  • About 753 BC, Romulus started the building of Rome, and an empire that would last 2 millennia. Incidentally, at present it has taken 2771 years to build Rome.
  • However, this new city was ruled by a despotic monarch in the year 509 BC. Eventually, the people got fed up with this idiot, and were like, lets throw a revolution! 
  • I severely regret my life decisions!
  • Now, the Romans lived in what was ostensibly a republican democracy, but in reality was an unstable expansionary oligarchy.
  • Things that self interested and corrupt people would say!
  • In the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar became a very powerful general and created the first triumvirate. Crassus died in battle, and the alliance broke apart in civil war between Pompey and Caesar. Caesar won, and was crowned dictator.
  • Death! Rage! Fury!
  • In 44 BC Caesar was assassinated by the Senate. The resulting war tore apart the empire, but Octavian, Caesars adopted son, won. From that moment on, Rome was ruled by Emperors.
  • Finally, many barbarian and eastern invasions later, the last hint of roman civilization, the Principality of Theodoro, fell in 1475.
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