history meme — italian version // one empire: the roman empire
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa, and Asia.
The first two centuries of the Empire were a period of unprecedented stability and prosperity known as the Pax Romana (“Roman Peace”). It reached its greatest expanse during the reign of Trajan (98–117 AD). In the 3rd century, the Empire underwent a crisis that threatened its existence, but was reunified and stabilized under the emperors Aurelian and Diocletian. Christians rose to power in the 4th century, during which time a system of dual rule was developed in the Latin West and Greek East. The Roman Empire began to disintegrate in the late 4th and early 5th century as invasions overwhelmed the capacity of the Empire to govern and mount a coordinated defence. Most chronologies place the end of the Western Roman empire in 476, when Romulus Augustulus was forced to abdicate to the Germanic warlord Odoacer.
Because of the Empire’s vast extent and long endurance, the institutions and culture of Rome had a profound and lasting influence on the development of language, religion, architecture, philosophy, law, and forms of government in the territory it governed, particularly Europe, and by means of European expansionism throughout the modern world. (x)
After Eric Holder Resigns, A Look at His Record on Bank Prosecutions
Published on Sep 26, 2014
Former financial regulator Bill Black says Holder’s legacy on “too big to fail” is “too big to jail”
What 16th Century Ottomans thought Europe looked like overlaid on an Actual Map of Europe
the manuscripts of the masters: scientists
Romans had gods for everything. Now, they might not have beaten the ancient Egyptians (who had a god of the sun, the sun’s rays, and the sun disk) but the Romans still approached ludicrousness with their large and continually-expanding pantheon. Take Stericulius, for instance. A god of poop?…
Countries bombed by France in the 21st century.
absolutely not. innocents are going to be killed and century old buildings are going to be destroyed. it’ll ruin the soil of the land and prevent any agriculture from ever occurring. i don’t understand why they don’t just supply us to take care of them. bombardments don’t do anything except force ISIS to hide inside caves or whatever and force people to leave their homeland out of fear.
Colored Photo: French soldiers front road.