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By Dr. Matthew Nichols

You comprehend that Rome wasn’t inbuilt an afternoon, yet simply how did a cluster of small hilltop villages extend to develop into one of many maximum empires in history?

Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How used to be a legion equipped? Did humans rather communicate Latin? What leisure may you spot on the Colosseum? And what was once everyday life like for a Roman citizen?

This e-book takes a singular method of answering these kinds of questions and extra. 30-Second historical Rome offers a different perception into some of the most brilliantly ruled societies, the place army may possibly and expansive empire cleared the path for technological advances that contributed to shaping our sleek lifestyles. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to scientific diagnoses, this can be the straightest street towards realizing the 50 key ideas and concepts that constructed and outlined one of many world’s nice civilisations.

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His family was of the equestrian order and no members of the senate numbered among his ancestors: he had neither family name nor connections to exploit to gain his first step on the cursus honorum. He was no soldier, so he relied on his skill in the lawcourts. His command of words made him the first new man in 80 years to become consul, in 63 BCE. RELATED HISTORIES CITIZENSHIP SLAVERY MEN & WOMEN 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES GAIUS MARIUS 157–83 BCE Roman general and new man, famed for reforming the Roman army MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO 106–43 BCE Roman orator, statesman, philosopher, and new man 30-SECOND TEXT Susanne Turner Class was rigidly bound, legally enforced, and reinforced by dress code; the toga was worn to denote the power and social standing of citizens.

Male and female slaves provided skilled and unskilled services, not just performing back-breaking work in the fields and mines, but tutoring children, balancing the books, and providing easy sources of sexual satisfaction. A rich Roman might own 500 slaves—and the number in the imperial household probably exceeded 20,000, where a slave could reach heady heights of power and influence beyond many free citizens. Slaves perhaps numbered 25 percent of Rome’s population. Life as a slave could be brutal: tens of thousands were worked to death in mines and quarries.

476 CE End of western Roman empire Waves of invaders brought the western empire to its knees but the eastern empire of Byzantium survived until 1453. How this book works In university departments across the world, specialist classicists and ancient historians cover very diverse aspects of Rome’s life and legacy, studying language and literature, history, art and architecture, and archaeology. The seven chapters of this book aim, very broadly, to explore these key areas. Compressing this richness into just 50, single-page, topics was difficult, but my hope is that readers will find here both the familiar—legions, gladiators, aqueducts, emperors—as well as new concepts, such as rhetoric, divination, and the way Romans treated people in death as well as in life, suggesting something of the fascinating wealth of material that the archaeological and written records provide.

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