Roman Empire. There are three references used for this paper.

The Roman Empire managed to maintain its stronghold for five hundred years in the west, and nearly one thousand year in the East. It is interesting to explore why their dominance lasted so long, and to compare the Roman ways of Empire building with those of the Assyrians.

Beginning of an Era

The Romans "built up one of the biggest and strongest empires the world has ever seen (Suggitt). It took many years for Rome to achieve this distinction, which provides truth to the "old saying 'Rome was not built in a day'. In 700 BC Rome was just a tiny Italian village, and over time the Romans took over the land around them. By the year AD 117 they controlled almost the entire world, as it was known at the time (Suggitt)."


Rome grew from a small village...
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