Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ancient Rome (E. Explore)

Ancient Rome (E. Explore) by Peter Chrisp
96 pages | Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd (March 1, 2007) | ISBN: 1405313323 | PDF | 50 MB

Some 2,000 years ago, the Romans created one of the biggest and bestorganized empires the world has ever seen. Throughout their lands, they built towns and roads, and spread their way of life. In far corners of the empire, people dressed in Roman clothes, used the same coins, and worshipped Roman gods.

One of the reasons why their empire was so successful was that, unlike other ancient states, the empire welcomed outsiders. Foreigners could become Roman citizens. At first this was given as a reward for loyalty or for service in the Roman army, but under Emperor Caracalla, who ruled ad 211–217, citizenship was granted to
every free inhabitant of the empire. From the north of Britain to Egypt’s River Nile, everyone apart from slaves could now call themselves “Romans".


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