WHJan8th2007 - Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher whom had...

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Dustin Lee 1/8/2007 History Block F The Roman Empire had its share of pros and cons. Some of these may include great emperors, bad emperors, the Pax Romana, and the religious diversity in Rome. Two bad emperors that are significant were Caligula and Nero. Both of them were corrupt and in some ways insane. For example, Caligula tried to appoint his horse as consul and Nero persecuted Christians and set a fire destroying much of Rome. Two great emperors included Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. For Hadrian, his accomplishments including making Roman Law the same for all provinces and having soldiers build a wall across Britain to hold back attackers.
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Unformatted text preview: Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher whom had his own Stoic philosophy and was committed to duty. The Pax Romana was a time that brought peace, order, unity, and prosperity. Pax Romana also literally means Roman Peace. A few things that the Pax Romana brought about were increased protection of roads, increase in trade, and spreading of ideas and knowledge all throughout Rome. Religion was very diverse in Rome, but two major religions included Judaism and Christianity. Religion was a great advance in Rome because it brought citizens hope, gave them focus and direction, and gave them something to forward (especially after death)....
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