Roman Ingenuity

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Roman Ingenuity
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November 7, 2010
Roman ingenuity, both in physical and social matters, allowed them to meet many social, economic, military, and even religious challenges. The division between the West and the East of the greater Roman Empire had always been a feature. Beesly (1872) argued that “the Eastern conquests of Alexander had been incorporated with the Western dominion of the republic, and over and over again the marked difference between the East and West had cropped out” (p. 91). Thus the overt delineation between the Western and Eastern Empires which was enacted by Emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd century was inevitable. Diocletian declared himself Augustus of the Western Empire and...
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..... inclusion of the people in the lands conquered by the Eastern Empire. Without any risk of an internal strife, the Eastern Empire was always clear in its perspective of conquering land and subjugating people. It was the overwhelming power of the Ottoman Empire which finally put an end to the Eastern Roman Empire and sealed the final chapter of the greater Roman Empire. However, the rich and lengthy history of the empire remains a testament to its ingenuity.
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