Roman Empire Essay Topics

The history of gambling

Gambling is one of the oldest known pursuits of mankind. Archeological evidence suggests that even the earliest caveman was a gambler. Dice-like objects made from the ankle bone of a sheep or dog called Astragali dating back 40,000 years have been found. Cave drawings depicting gambling offer further proof of the existence of early gamblers…. View Article

Roman Aqueducts and Architecture

Rome had many famous achievements. The two different ones that I found most interesting to me were the aqueducts and architecture. Till this day, it is still unknown when and where the first aqueduct was built. Roman Aqueducts Person in charge: The first person in charge of the Roman waterworks in 33 B. C was… View Article

Byzantine and Roman Empire Art

The Byzantine Empire was the new center for the Roman Empire, but did it directly inherit the art traditions from the Roman Empire? Give examples in your response. The Byzantine people considered themselves as the heirs to the Roman Empire (Online Lecture) so this also meant that they inherited the art traditions of the Roman… View Article


“After saluting him they bade him to put on his toga and listen to the commands of the Senate. He was greatly astonished and – asking repeatedly “if everything was safe? ” – called to his wife Racilia, “to bring his toga from the hut. ” When he had put it on, and wiped off… View Article

Han Dynasty and Roman Empire

Both the Han dynasty and the Roman Empire were bureaucratic. The central rulers all eventually became hereditary and both empires had rulers that oppressed the peasants in order to boost political control. However, the two empires differ in that the emperors had varying justifications for ruling and rose to power in different ways. The Han… View Article

The End of Western Roman Empire

The Roman Empire, perhaps the strongest, most evolved and most consistently fascinating empire has been the subject of historical research and discourse than any other empires that the history of the world has seen. Its birth and its rise was a complex process involving a multitude of factors that came together to create a super-power… View Article

Reflection of the Roman Empire

I consider the Roman Empire as one of the huge part of the history of mankind. The Romans contributed on many aspects, including the politics, policy, entertainment, architecture, sculpture, poetry, principles, sports, arts and painting, norms, culture and laws. Most of their contributions and legacies are being studied today. Their good leaders/emperors serve as the… View Article

Ancient Rome

During the Han Empire of China and the Roman Empire of the Mediterranean World were both had advanced technology for their time. Han China’s attitude toward manufacturing and labor was more positive than the Romans who had a more class divided society, therefore causing attitudes toward labor and technology to be looked down upon. The… View Article

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… View Article

Role of Roman Emperors in the Spread of Christianity

The very cruelty and hate of Christianity that various Roman emperors exhibited actually worked in favor of that religion. As it is said, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church,” for in many ways, persecution was beneficial to the new religion. Persecution gave the Christians a chance to flex their spiritual muscles,… View Article

A Bust of the Emperor Caligula

Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (b. A. D. 12, d. A. D. 41, emperor A. D. 37-41) represents a turning point in the early history of the Principate. Unfortunately, his is the most poorly documented reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The literary sources for these four years are meager, frequently anecdotal, and universally hostile. [[1]] As… View Article

The Byzantine Empire

When the western Roman Empire descended into chaos in 500 C.E. much of the Roman culture on the west side was lost, while the Eastern empire survived and preserved much of the surviving Roman Culture, but changed it’s name to the “Byzantine Empire,” showing individuality in many aspects between Rome and Byzantine. The Byzantine Empire… View Article

Comparing the Fall of Han China and Roman Empire

Han China and Rome were two of the most powerful and popular empires of their time, but they fell like any other empire before them. Han China and Rome’s Empires had the same causes for their declines, but their effects are different. The major reasons for the fall of Rome are truly those that have… View Article

Historical Foundations

Abstract Language has been a way for all to interact with everyone. It has been used to keep ideas, emotions, laws and social correctness intact for all cultures. Latin was the original language that was used to communicate amongst all cultures. Now societies today used a variety of vernacular languages such as, Spanish, Italian and… View Article

Holy Roman Empire

The spread of Lutheranism from 1521-1555 occurred due to many reasons in addition to the lack of strong central government. Other reasons include the fact that Charles V held many roles and therefore had other priorities that were more important than dealing with Lutheranism, the role of Fredrick the Wise and other Lutheran leaders and… View Article

Roman Virtues Notes

In Rome during them time of Julius Caesar, a persons uprightness was measured by how well he/she conformed to four basic virtues. Virtue- conformity to moral and ethical principals; moral excellence. The four Roman Virtues Pietas- duty, or dutiful conduct towards his parents, relatives, ancestors, Gods, and country. Gravitas- “Gravity” — A sense of the… View Article

Attila the Hun – Short Story

Why were the military campaigns of Attila the Hun successful? Attila’s military success will be explained through his ability to lure the Romans into war on a pretext whenever the Romans were vulnerable. His motives behind each war was to abstract as much money from the Romans as possible. Also to be explored will be… View Article

The Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine has stood as one of the triumphal symbols in Rome, along with the Triumphal Arch, and the Arch of Titus. It was in 313 A. D, when Emperor Constantine the Great established what is known as the largest arch in Rome, situated near the Colosseum. Through the structure, the reliefs, and… View Article

Byzantine Empire Under Justinian

In the one of the articles written by Procopius, Justinian is glorified for his many great contributions mad during his reign. Justinian took what was already in the Roman Empire and basically tried his best to make it better. He was successful at doing so. Justinian takes the religions that the Byzantine have and finds… View Article

Pax Romana

The lands arounf the Mediterranean Sea and most of the land in the Northwest Europe consists the Roman Empire. The life of Romans was very comfortable. There was indeed a beautiful way of living life. They have water and sewage system which enables them to have clean water. They have theaters and they also have… View Article

English Communicative Grammar

1. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct question number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied. Incorrect Correct Often these days we hear and speak of the conquered (eg.) conquered conquest in… View Article

The Colosseum and Gladiators

While the Colosseum is a major tourist attraction today, back when the Roman Empire ruled it was a place of fighting, blood, and death. The colosseum was a source of entertainment for the people of Rome, as they witnessed the famed gladiators fighting to the death. The architectural design of the colosseum is an ingenious… View Article

Theda Bara portrayal of Cleopatra

The 1917 Theda Bara portrayal of Cleopatra came across as threating and ominous as, at the time of filming, women were getting stronger willed and fighting for equal rights with men. Hollywood showed her image as alluring sexual and self-assured with good looks and air of authority and the power to control men as and… View Article

The Fall of Rome

The fall of the Roman Empire was caused by many things. There were political, social, and economic issues all involved in the fall of Rome. Some issues were bigger than others, but I believe there are some major factors that led to the fall of Rome. I believe that the major factors that led to… View Article

History of Gladiatorial Games

History of gladiatorial games Origins Early literary sources seldom agree on the origins of gladiators and the gladiator games.[1] In the late 1st century BC, Nicolaus of Damascus believed they were Etruscan.[2] A generation later, Livy wrote that they were first held in 310 BC by the Campanians in celebration of their victory over the… View Article

The Decline of the Roman Empire

The Roman Empire gave the world many good things. Rome gave the world Christianity, which is now the world’s largest religion. The Romans also gave the world their language. The Romans spoke Latin, which is the base for most languages used today. Many of these languages include English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Portuguese. This leads… View Article

The Dark Ages

The period called the Dark Ages is a period of time where Europeans made progress despite enormous difficulties. There are six main things that contributed to calling this time the Dark Ages. They include the fall of Rome, a mini ice age, The Great Schism, plague, peasant revolt, and the Hundred Years War. The fall… View Article

Did Augustus Restore the Republic?

SYNOPSIS “I transferred the Republic from my power to the dominion of the senate and people of Rome” Did Augustus Restore The Republic? Augustus clearly made an impression in European history achieving much, conquering many and controlling the majority, he did not restore the republic. Adopting a piecemeal strategy, Augustus gradually silenced potential threats to… View Article

Introduction of Banquet

History The idea of banqueting is ancient (see Sellisternium, Belshazzar’s Feast, and Mead halls). In the 16th century, a banquet was very different from our modern perception and stems from the medieval ‘ceremony of the void’. After dinner, the guests would stand and drink sweet wine and spices while the table was cleared, or ‘voided’… View Article

Agrippina the Younger – Rome a symbol of strength

Rome a symbol of strength, empowerment and prosperity for many, leaving no doubt in modern historians thoughts that this utopia was one of the most prominent of the ancient era’s. One dynasty within this epoch stands out, as being one of the most provocative and influential was the Julio-Claudian dynasty. This period was introduced with… View Article