Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus realized that, in Rome, the rich were getting richer at
the expense of the poor.
After Roman soldiers returned from battle, they wandered around without jobs or
There were two more important political leaders describe
A lot of current western and indeed global culture has its roots in Roman law,
politics, literature, art, and everyday life.
However, there were many aspects of Rome revealed in this book that surprised and
One of the facts about Rome that a
Rome also had its share of less-able emperors.
Ancient Rome describes one of these is the infamous Emperor Nero, who was badly
corrupted by his mother.
When Nero started his reign, he showed some promise as a good ruler.
However, Nero unexpectedly became
It is surprising the empire lasted so long with at the political unrest.
Many powerful figures tried to take control of Rome, either through bribery or force.
The most famous example of this is Julius Caesars acquisition of power, when he
returned to Rome
Octavian kept very humble appearances, and didnt waste Rome money on his own
Robert Payne writes about Augustus as living in a small house on the Palatine, his
bedroom hardly larger than a cell, and wearing simple robes woven by his wife
Caesar is believed to have been part of a plot to overthrow the Roman government well
before he distinguished himself through his military campaigns.
However, this was never proven, and Caesar was sent off to war in Spain later.
Many accused Caesar of bru
One look at the Arch of Constantine in a picture can summarize much of what
Constantine accomplished- or hoped to accomplish- during his reign.
The elaborate design of the arch shows how much Constantine wanted the Byzantine
Empire to become as glorious a
A. Elegant, flowery writing- ex. Pg. 2 At the beginning of the last millennium
i. it would have been simpler to say 1000 BC
B. Starts off w/ too many details, name of people and places
i. confusing to someone whos no
An Analysis on Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome, a factual book written by Robert Payne, describes the history of
Rome, from the early Etruscans to the eventual collapse of the empire.
First published in 1966, Ancient Rome gathers information, primary documents,
A Spacious Legacy is also important because it explains how the ease of
communication within the Roman Empire caused Christianity was able to spread
This is significant because, today, Christianity continues to remain the dominant relig