an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
An empire that used to exist between 27 and 476/1453 ; it encompassed territories stretching from Britain and Germany to North Africa and the Persian Gulf.
The Roman Empire was the post-Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterised by an autocratic form of government and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The 500-year-old Roman Republic, which preceded it, had been destabilized through a series of civil wars. Several events marked the transition from Republic to Empire, including Julius Caesar's appointment as perpetual dictator; the Battle of Actium; and the granting of the honorific Augustus to Octavian by the Roman Senate. The first two centuries of the Empire were a period of unprecedented stability and prosperity known as the Pax Romana. It reached its greatest expanse during the reign of Trajan. 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. After the collapse of central government in the West in the 5th century, the eastern half continued as what would later be known as the Byzantine Empire.
The numerical value of Roman Empire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Roman Empire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman nor an Empire.
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
Ben Carson says marriage equality is what caused the fall of the Roman Empire, ted Cruz slammed a political opponent for marching in a pride parade.
Easter confronts us with a historical event set in time. We are faced with a story of an empty tomb, of a small group of men and women who were at one stage hiding for their lives and at the next were brave enough to face the full judicial persecution of the Roman Empire and proclaim their belief in a risen Christ.
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- الإمبراطورية الرومانيةArabic
- římská říšeCzech
- Ρωμαϊκή αυτοκρατορίαGreek
- imperio romanoSpanish
- امپراطوری رومPersian
- Rooman imperiumiFinnish
- Empire romainFrench
- रोमन साम्राज्यHindi
- római BirodalomHungarian
- dell'impero romanoItalian
- האימפריה הרומיתHebrew
- ರೋಮನ್ ಸಾಮ್ರಾಜ್ಯKannada
- 로마 제국Korean
- imperium romanumLatin
- Romeinse rijkDutch
- Imperium RzymskiePolish
- Império RomanoPortuguese
- Imperiul RomanRomanian
- Римская империяRussian
- romerska imperietSwedish
- ரோம பேரரசுTamil
- రోమన్ సామ్రాజ్యంTelugu
- Roma imparatorluğuTurkish
- Римська імперіяUkrainian
- رومی سلطنتUrdu
- đế chế La MãVietnamese
- רוימער ימפּעריעYiddish
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