Empire of Ancient Rome by Michael Burgan

By Michael Burgan

The good Empires of the prior set narrates the tales of crucial empires in international heritage and appears at their effect at the latest. every one full-color quantity makes a speciality of a particular empire or civilization, exploring its upward thrust and fall, spheres of impression, key occasions, and important personalities. Divided into components, the 1st part narrates the heritage of the empire from its roots to its ultimate death. the second one half explores the tradition, society, and everyday life of the voters on the top of the empire. each one appealing identify gains full-color pictures and maps, «Connections» bins that spotlight the results of the empires strategies and associations on todays global, and «In their very own phrases» sidebars that emphasize fundamental resource records. A chronology, word list, bibliography, up to date additional assets, and a finished index whole those volumes, that are ideal for college students engaging in study or readers easily drawn to those empires from the earlier. checklist of volumes: Empire of Alexander the good Empire of historic Egypt Empire of historic Greece Empire of old Rome Empire of the Aztecs Empire of the Incas Empire of the Islamic global Empire of the Mongols Empires of historical Mesopotamia Empires of historical Persia Empires of Medieval West Africa Empires of the Maya

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Some of the local tribes, such as the Celtiberians, fought in small groups that staged sneak attacks against the Roman forces. ) The local fighters struck quickly, then fled into the mountains or countryside—a tactic that is now called guerrilla warfare. e. Even then, it took several more decades for Rome to secure total rule over the Iberian peninsula. The Romans also fought one last Punic War. , Carthage regained some of its former strength, because it was still a major trading power in the Mediterranean.

Severus Alexander, however, did not earn the same respect from the troops that Septimius and Caracalla had. His mother had not given the soldiers the bonuses they had come to expect. Even worse, she and Alexander were ready to give money to the Germanic tribes threatening the empire, instead of fighting them. In 235, the Roman army in Germany revolted, killing both the emperor and his mother. indd 58 7/30/09 9:38:17 AM The Empire at Its Peak The end of the Severan dynasty marked a turning point in Roman history.

Indd 58 7/30/09 9:38:17 AM The Empire at Its Peak The end of the Severan dynasty marked a turning point in Roman history. The country went through 50 years of civil war. Soldiers proclaimed one general after another the emperor. The internal fighting further weakened Rome’s borders, leaving the empire open to new attacks. Rome had reached its peak, and now it began a slow decline. indd 60 7/30/09 9:38:26 AM CHAPTER 3 THE DECLINE AND FALL OF ROME THE END OF THE SEVERAN DYNASTY IN 235 INTRODUCED what some historians of Rome have called a period of anarchy (disorder and chaos), with no strong central government in control.

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