Roman Empire Essay Topics

The history of gambling

Gambling is one of the oldest known pursuits of mankind. Archeological evidence suggests that even the earliest caveman was a gambler. Dice-like objects made from the ankle bone of a sheep or dog called Astragali dating back 40,000 years have been found. Cave drawings depicting gambling offer further proof of the existence of early gamblers…. View Article

Roman Aqueducts and Architecture

Rome had many famous achievements. The two different ones that I found most interesting to me were the aqueducts and architecture. Till this day, it is still unknown when and where the first aqueduct was built. Roman Aqueducts Person in charge: The first person in charge of the Roman waterworks in 33 B. C was… View Article

Byzantine and Roman Empire Art

The Byzantine Empire was the new center for the Roman Empire, but did it directly inherit the art traditions from the Roman Empire? Give examples in your response. The Byzantine people considered themselves as the heirs to the Roman Empire (Online Lecture) so this also meant that they inherited the art traditions of the Roman… View Article


“After saluting him they bade him to put on his toga and listen to the commands of the Senate. He was greatly astonished and – asking repeatedly “if everything was safe? ” – called to his wife Racilia, “to bring his toga from the hut. ” When he had put it on, and wiped off… View Article

Han Dynasty and Roman Empire

Both the Han dynasty and the Roman Empire were bureaucratic. The central rulers all eventually became hereditary and both empires had rulers that oppressed the peasants in order to boost political control. However, the two empires differ in that the emperors had varying justifications for ruling and rose to power in different ways. The Han… View Article

The End of Western Roman Empire

The Roman Empire, perhaps the strongest, most evolved and most consistently fascinating empire has been the subject of historical research and discourse than any other empires that the history of the world has seen. Its birth and its rise was a complex process involving a multitude of factors that came together to create a super-power… View Article

Reflection of the Roman Empire

I consider the Roman Empire as one of the huge part of the history of mankind. The Romans contributed on many aspects, including the politics, policy, entertainment, architecture, sculpture, poetry, principles, sports, arts and painting, norms, culture and laws. Most of their contributions and legacies are being studied today. Their good leaders/emperors serve as the… View Article

Ancient Rome

During the Han Empire of China and the Roman Empire of the Mediterranean World were both had advanced technology for their time. Han China’s attitude toward manufacturing and labor was more positive than the Romans who had a more class divided society, therefore causing attitudes toward labor and technology to be looked down upon. The… View Article

Rome vs. Han China

Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that began growing on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century B. C. E. It became one of the largest empires in the world, contributing greatly to government, politics, art, literature, architecture, warfare techniques, and social structures in the western world. The Han Dynasty was an age… View Article

Role of Roman Emperors in the Spread of Christianity

The very cruelty and hate of Christianity that various Roman emperors exhibited actually worked in favor of that religion. As it is said, “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church,” for in many ways, persecution was beneficial to the new religion. Persecution gave the Christians a chance to flex their spiritual muscles,… View Article

A Bust of the Emperor Caligula

Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (b. A. D. 12, d. A. D. 41, emperor A. D. 37-41) represents a turning point in the early history of the Principate. Unfortunately, his is the most poorly documented reign of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. The literary sources for these four years are meager, frequently anecdotal, and universally hostile. [[1]] As… View Article

The Byzantine Empire

When the western Roman Empire descended into chaos in 500 C.E. much of the Roman culture on the west side was lost, while the Eastern empire survived and preserved much of the surviving Roman Culture, but changed it’s name to the “Byzantine Empire,” showing individuality in many aspects between Rome and Byzantine. The Byzantine Empire… View Article

Comparing the Fall of Han China and Roman Empire

Han China and Rome were two of the most powerful and popular empires of their time, but they fell like any other empire before them. Han China and Rome’s Empires had the same causes for their declines, but their effects are different. The major reasons for the fall of Rome are truly those that have… View Article

Historical Foundations

Abstract Language has been a way for all to interact with everyone. It has been used to keep ideas, emotions, laws and social correctness intact for all cultures. Latin was the original language that was used to communicate amongst all cultures. Now societies today used a variety of vernacular languages such as, Spanish, Italian and… View Article

Holy Roman Empire

The spread of Lutheranism from 1521-1555 occurred due to many reasons in addition to the lack of strong central government. Other reasons include the fact that Charles V held many roles and therefore had other priorities that were more important than dealing with Lutheranism, the role of Fredrick the Wise and other Lutheran leaders and… View Article