History UsefulNotes / TheRomanEmpire

7th Dec '16 2:30:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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'''[[MostTriumphantExample The]]''' [[TheEmpire Empire]].[[note]][[PopculturalOsmosis At least if you're European.]][[/note]]

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18th Nov '16 8:33:59 AM 06tele
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The second emperor and ReplacementScrappy for Augustus and his intended heirs. Ruled the early Roman Empire competently enough, but was alienated from the Senate and constantly suffered personal tragedies.

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The second emperor and ReplacementScrappy for Augustus and his intended heirs. Ruled the early Roman Empire competently enough, but was alienated from extremely passive-aggressive, insisting that the Senate debate issues of the day and constantly come to the conclusion that he wanted, without his having to tell them what that conclusion was. This alienated him from the Senate, and he suffered many personal tragedies.
tragedies before dying at 78, one of the most popular things he ever did.
10th Nov '16 5:05:51 PM undead2814
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** Well, about as classy as dying from an attack of diarrhea can be. Which becomes something of a DeathByIrony, considering he was said to be an fan of ToiletHumor and helped replenish the treasury with a bathroom tax.
13th Oct '16 6:25:09 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Oct '16 6:22:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Aquila}}'' is set in a HistoricalFantasy version of the Roman Empire during the reign of Nero.
23rd Sep '16 3:30:33 AM Morgenthaler
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During its heyday, the Roman Empire maintained a level of peace and stability within its borders not often known to people living in those times. With its legions, a relatively enlightened ruling system, religious freedom (well, tolerance and syncreticism, at least), the Roman Empire held well enough (and people considered themselves sufficiently part of it) that an American would probably be quite at home there. In fact, there are two separate terms for this in the modern context: Pax Britannica (for when UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire's influence moderated conflict and brought relatively free trade from [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars 1815]] to [[WorldWarI 1914]]) and Pax Americana.

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During its heyday, the Roman Empire maintained a level of peace and stability within its borders not often known to people living in those times. With its legions, a relatively enlightened ruling system, religious freedom (well, tolerance and syncreticism, at least), the Roman Empire held well enough (and people considered themselves sufficiently part of it) that an American would probably be quite at home there. In fact, there are two separate terms for this in the modern context: Pax Britannica (for when UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire's influence moderated conflict and brought relatively free trade from [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars 1815]] to [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 1914]]) and Pax Americana.
21st Sep '16 10:53:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Attila}}'' is a miniseries that depicts the Hunnic king's wars against Rome and his rivalry with Flavius Aetius.
6th Sep '16 2:49:10 AM Morgenthaler
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Rome, in its own name, continued to exist for quite a long time. By the end of the 3rd century it had gotten so unwieldy that it needed co-emperors to handle everything; in 395, not long after Constantine embraced UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, the empire split into the Eastern and Western halves[[note]]which had happened earlier as part of the general power balance/power struggle within the Empire at large; contemporaries apparently still saw it as one empire with two emperors, it just so happened that the administrative split became more permanent[[/note]]. The Eastern side, which historians re-named the ByzantineEmpire for convenience[[note]]the Empire called ''itself'' Roman until its fall, despite being quite Hellenic[[/note]], toiled on almost a thousand years longer, until Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople in 1453 (despite the power of the Roman legion, evidently their training course did not cover defense against flightless furniture). The Western empire collapsed in 476, ushering in TheDarkAges. Charlemagne took the name of "Rome" for his kingdom, the "UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire," in 800 AD, as did UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia ("Tsar" being a linguistic evolution of "Caesar"). The most salient point here is that a "Roman" nation of some sort existed, on paper at least, for [[LongRunners well over two thousand years]].

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Rome, in its own name, continued to exist for quite a long time. By the end of the 3rd century it had gotten so unwieldy that it needed co-emperors to handle everything; in 395, not long after Constantine embraced UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, the empire split into the Eastern and Western halves[[note]]which had happened earlier as part of the general power balance/power struggle within the Empire at large; contemporaries apparently still saw it as one empire with two emperors, it just so happened that the administrative split became more permanent[[/note]]. The Eastern side, which historians re-named the ByzantineEmpire UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire for convenience[[note]]the Empire called ''itself'' Roman until its fall, despite being quite Hellenic[[/note]], toiled on almost a thousand years longer, until Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople in 1453 (despite the power of the Roman legion, evidently their training course did not cover defense against flightless furniture). The Western empire collapsed in 476, ushering in TheDarkAges. Charlemagne took the name of "Rome" for his kingdom, the "UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire," in 800 AD, as did UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia ("Tsar" being a linguistic evolution of "Caesar"). The most salient point here is that a "Roman" nation of some sort existed, on paper at least, for [[LongRunners well over two thousand years]].
4th Sep '16 5:03:33 AM Morgenthaler
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While the image of TheCaligula may linger in the popular imagination, Roman emperors varied from [[TheAce good and competent]] to ineffectual to monsters. The early emperors, starting with Augustus, largely kept [[TheRomanRepublic republican]] institutions in place, cultivating the image of what we would call a constitutional monarchy. However, all real power lay with the emperor, as he had the personal loyalty of the legions[[note]]If he ''didn't'', he wasn't going to remain emperor for long[[/note]]. Later on, during the third century, the emperors dropped the pretense of being JustTheFirstCitizen and openly embraced autocratic rule. Their personal force of bodyguards, the PraetorianGuard, had a large role in both selecting and displacing them.

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While the image of TheCaligula may linger in the popular imagination, Roman emperors varied from [[TheAce good and competent]] to ineffectual to monsters. The early emperors, starting with Augustus, largely kept [[TheRomanRepublic [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic republican]] institutions in place, cultivating the image of what we would call a constitutional monarchy. However, all real power lay with the emperor, as he had the personal loyalty of the legions[[note]]If he ''didn't'', he wasn't going to remain emperor for long[[/note]]. Later on, during the third century, the emperors dropped the pretense of being JustTheFirstCitizen and openly embraced autocratic rule. Their personal force of bodyguards, the PraetorianGuard, had a large role in both selecting and displacing them.
3rd Sep '16 11:25:54 AM Morgenthaler
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Rome, in its own name, continued to exist for quite a long time. By the end of the 3rd century it had gotten so unwieldy that it needed co-emperors to handle everything; in 395, not long after Constantine embraced UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, the empire split into the Eastern and Western halves[[note]]which had happened earlier as part of the general power balance/power struggle within the Empire at large; contemporaries apparently still saw it as one empire with two emperors, it just so happened that the administrative split became more permanent[[/note]]. The Eastern side, which historians re-named the ByzantineEmpire for convenience[[note]]the Empire called ''itself'' Roman until its fall, despite being quite Hellenic[[/note]], toiled on almost a thousand years longer, until Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople in 1453 (despite the power of the Roman legion, evidently their training course did not cover defense against [[IncrediblyLamePun flightless furniture]]). The Western empire collapsed in 476, ushering in TheDarkAges. Charlemagne took the name of "Rome" for his kingdom, the "UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire," in 800 AD, as did UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia ("Tsar" being a linguistic evolution of "Caesar"). The most salient point here is that a "Roman" nation of some sort existed, on paper at least, for [[LongRunners well over two thousand years]].

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Rome, in its own name, continued to exist for quite a long time. By the end of the 3rd century it had gotten so unwieldy that it needed co-emperors to handle everything; in 395, not long after Constantine embraced UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, the empire split into the Eastern and Western halves[[note]]which had happened earlier as part of the general power balance/power struggle within the Empire at large; contemporaries apparently still saw it as one empire with two emperors, it just so happened that the administrative split became more permanent[[/note]]. The Eastern side, which historians re-named the ByzantineEmpire for convenience[[note]]the Empire called ''itself'' Roman until its fall, despite being quite Hellenic[[/note]], toiled on almost a thousand years longer, until Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople in 1453 (despite the power of the Roman legion, evidently their training course did not cover defense against [[IncrediblyLamePun flightless furniture]]).furniture). The Western empire collapsed in 476, ushering in TheDarkAges. Charlemagne took the name of "Rome" for his kingdom, the "UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire," in 800 AD, as did UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia ("Tsar" being a linguistic evolution of "Caesar"). The most salient point here is that a "Roman" nation of some sort existed, on paper at least, for [[LongRunners well over two thousand years]].
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