The Roman Empire, inside and out

The Roman Empire, inside and out

Khristian Loveland, Reporter

In the beginning of the 18th century, The Roman Empire started as a simple town by the Tiber River in Central Italy before turning into an empire that consumed most of Continental Europe, Britain, a large portion of Western Asia, Northern Africa, and the Mediterranean Islands.

Romans created a lot of languages, including the languages of romance, such as: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. All are derived from Latin, even things like the current Western Alphabet, the calendar, and the emergence of Christianity. For 450 years Rome was simply considered a republic, but during the time of Julius Caesar, Rome became an entire empire. The first emperor, Augustus, had led Rome in a time of peace and prosperity before it fell, becoming one of the most drastic implosions throughout time itself.

The origin of Rome is a legend of the twins that were the sons of Ares, who was considered the Roman god of war. In the legend, Rome was founded in 735 B.C. after the twins Romulus and Remus were left to drown in a basket at the Tiber by a king of Alba Longa, a nearby kingdom. Rescued by a she-wolf, the twins lived and even ended up defeating the king, and then creating a city on the river banks.

Rome was even an anarchy, but it was actually a republic in the early days and on because of an incident, and they made it so two different people would act as the “President” in a way, but having two made it so they were punishable by the other. They were elected by the people to be put in place, but at the same time they all come from a place of political power, and it had taken quite some time in order to make it so lower class could be elected into the position.

In my opinion, Rome was the peak of overall humanity, technology progressed, and certain things from then were fixed. However, humans themselves have become far less open to change, or the concept of indifference.