Rome is rightly considered as the greatest civilization of the ancient world.  From its foundation in 753BCE, to the fall of the Byzantines in 1453 CE, Roman civilization has endured for over two millennium. During this time, Rome grew and participated in brutal conflicts, notably with Carthage and the Sasanian Empire. Some of the most charismatic and military able generals fought for Rome, including Julius Caesar and Scipio Africanus.

Too most of us, the first thing that is likely to come to mind when thinking of Rome will be the Legions. The Roman Army’s main fighting unit.  This disciplined force of men evolved from a volunteer army levied by the State to a large, well-trained and disciplined professional military. What set the Legions aside from the rest, was the evolution of the legions in their tactics and equipment. Adaptation allowed them to recover and overcome new enemies, which is why the Empire was successful.

On the non-military aspects, the Romans have left several lasting legacies that are still visible today. They had created thousands of kilometers of roads, facilitating the movement of their armies but trade as well. The Arch was invented by the Romans and the Romantic languages evolved from Latin. Great orators were among the famous Romans including Cicero and Caesar. Medical studies and Literature did flourish in Rome.

The blog, will aim to focus on the military and non-military aspects of the Roman world. The time period will be from the foundation of Rome to the fall of the Western Empire. Other posts on other civilizations, such as the Byzantines or Ancient Greeks will be included!

Stay tuned for weekly posts!


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