The Roman Empire: Rise and Fall, A Short Introduction

Learn all about the Roman Empire! This short introduction of the Roman Empire discusses how the Empire started, some of the key events and emperors, and how the Roman Empire fell. The Roman Empire was the largest empire the ancient…

The Roman Empire: Rise and Fall, A Short Introduction

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Learn all about the Roman Empire! This short introduction of the Roman Empire discusses how the Empire started, some of the key events and emperors, and how the Roman Empire fell.

The Roman Empire was the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen. At its height, it covered all the lands around the Mediterranean Sea and parts of northern Europe, Africa, and the Near East. It lasted over a thousand years, and has left a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Before the Roman Empire, there was the Roman Republic. It was in the year 27 BCE when Octavian, the nephew of Julius Caesar, became the first emperor of #Rome and adopted the title Augustus Caesar. It was under the Emperor Trajan who ruled between 98-117 CE when the Roman Empire truly began to reach its height and was at its greatest geographic extent and political power during the reign of Hadrian between 117-121 CE.

The #Roman #Empire ended in the West in around 476 CE, and ended in the east around 1453 CE with the death of #Constantine XI.

CHAPTERS:
0:00 Introduction
0:47 How did the Roman Empire Start?
2:09 Famous Emperors
3:51 Crisis of the Third Century
4:09 Split of the Empire
5:12 How did the Roman Empire Fall?

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