Fall of Rome 305 CE
In the event, the empire survived, just. This was thanks the strenuous efforts of a series of soldier-emperors of humble birth and long military experience. They hailed from the frontier region of Illyricum – very ...
The Roman empire is at its height, and has given two centuries of peace to the Mediterranean world.
Ten years of misrule by the emperor Commodus ended in his assassination, and were then followed one of the most bizarre episodes in Rome’s history. The Praetorian Guard auctioned the imperial office to the highest ...
The Roman Empire is divided into a Western and an Eastern half.
The city of Rome itself was sacked in 410, sending a shockwave around the empire.
Large chunks of the western Roman empire were occupied by barbarian settlers.
In 476 CE, a large group of German mercenaries in the pay of the Roman government (which by this time effectively ruled only Italy and small parts of Gaul) mutinied and succeeded in capturing Ravenna, the seat of the ...
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