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The Legacy of the Roman Empire
An overview of the history and lasting influence of the Roman Empire.
# 52503 | 2,413 words | 6 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2004 in History (Greek and Roman)

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This paper examines how Rome, after its inevitable collapse and disappearance, left behind one great and conspicuous artifact connected to its magnificence, the legacy of Roman law and government. It explores the set-up of its political system and administration and how, at the same time, Rome founded, developed, and systematized the political future of the entire Western world.

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"The Roman Empire was born in the Eastern Mediterranean, and it was here in the city of Constantinople that it died. The process of political development in ancient Rome had much to do with the genius of the Roman citizen and the Roman senators which gave the empire the framework and structure for its various institutions. But the ideals on which it rested had originated in the Middle East where men learned to believe in and support a single universal society where the government provided the sole means for existence. Of course, the Roman Empire was also the result of the fusion of Roman political development and institutional structure with the Hellenistic system of ancient Greece which preceded it by many centuries."

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