The Rise and Fall of Rome and Alexander
While the Roman Empire is comparative to the Empire of Alexander the Great, the differences designate each as unique and solo turning points within history. The Roman Empire was inspired by the conquest of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great brought these empires and dominions to a series of rapid military conquests. The Romans would fall to the conquest of Alexander’s empire. The Romans would relocate and create an empire of their own built off the frustration and newfound sense of achievement coming from Alexander’s conquest. Throughout this paper I will discuss the rise and fall of each of the empires and the circumstances surrounding the events. Also discussed will be the accomplishments of the empires during the height of their power. The empires discussed have made an impression on the modern world, which I will examine within the paper. Finally, I will examine what these empires have taught us today.
Rome came to completely dominate politics in Europe, North Africa and the East from the 1st century BC until the 4th century AD. The rise of Rome is greatly analyzed by historians, military strategists, political scientists and even some economists. This is because of the factors involving the rise and the fascination surrounding Rome’s rise to power. In 509 BCE, a group of Roman nobles drove the Etruscan king, Tarquin, from power. Rome had no king, causing the nation to become a republic. Power was passed to Rome’s aristocratic council of elders, the Senate. The term “Roman Empire” was coined as the city of Rome grew. Rome gained absolute power over those they had conquered. Their power came from dominance over others.
The society of Rome helped lead to its power, and rise. Patria potestas was a concept important to Roman society. The patria potestas of the old civil law conferred on the father an absolute power over those who were subject to his control: his children, the children of his sons, and his...