The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 10/04/2011 18:55:00 The Second Century was good time for the Roman Empire The empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most  civilized portion of mankind. (9) The Frontiers were guarded by well trained Roman soldiers Laws and manners created a union of the provinces There was a fair balance of power between the Senate and the Emperor Hadrian was known for his moderation compared to Trajan’s excessive ambition. Hadrian traveled throughout the empire to see the state of the various  provinces (15) Antoninus Pius spent the majority of his twenty-three years as Emperor in Rome Hadrian and the two Antonine rules (Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius) desired to  maintain the dignity of the empire, without attempting to enlarge its limits. (15) During this period Emperors preserved peace by a constant preparation for war
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