• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How Was The Roman Empire Built?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How Was The Roman Empire Built? 18.1.09 The Roman Empire was built because the Roman army took over almost the entire peninsula of Italy. By the start of the 3rd Century the only part of surrounding Italy that was not under control of the Romans, was controlled by the Gauls, and the major cities founded by the Greeks. Rome Became a War Machine! Almost the entire peninsula of Italy was under the rule of the Romans, this became as the 'Romanization' of the country. ...read more.

Middle

The Romans built a vast network of roads, which allowed their armies to move rapidly throughout the country in case of attacks. (This was later also inputted all over Europe by the Romans). The most famous road, Via Appia connected Rome to towns in the south of Italy. While the other main road, Via Clodia connected Rome to Etrucia. The Romans always maintained the fact that they only fought if they had to defend themselves. ...read more.

Conclusion

When the Roman soldiers saw this they were so scared that they fled in panic. Although Pyrrhus had won he had lost 4,000 soldiers. However the defeated Romans did not give up. They fought a second time, and lost a second time! In the next battle the Romans were finally victorious. This summed up the Romans because; up until now they had just been able to walk over their opposition. But when they came up against a challenge, they did not give up until they won. This attitude meant the Romans were able to create one of the greatest empires ever! ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Classics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Classics essays

  1. Who made the greatest contribution to the Athenian Constitution?

    was elected, one from each tribe, thus meaning that the office of the Polemarch became more or less useless as these new Strategoi commanded popular support. My last main area of change, as Aristotle will tell you, was the introduction of Ostracism to prevent further tyranny from taking place.

  2. What was life like in the Roman Army and what made them successful?

    stamina and fitness, he would be made a foot soldier, who did the majority of the fighting and exercise, although there were other positions, specialising in stealth and observation which could be taken, depending on the skills of the recruit.

  1. Latin Coursework Roman Culture

    He says: 'Lo! Caesar and all the Julian/ Line, predestined to rise to the infinite spaces of heaven./ This, yea, this is the man, so often foretold to you in promise,/ Caesar Augustus, descended from God, who again shall a golden/ Age in Latium found.'

  2. Was Britain Worth The Romans Invading?

    In the BC 54 invasion, Julius Caesar kept peace with the local tribes of Britain by asking for tributes and hostages in return for peace. There was no more land gained in this second expedition, but it did mean that Rome now had some trading partners on the island, which gave Rome access to more materials and goods.

  1. Ho did Roman society's expectations of women in the first century AD differ from ...

    It also shows that women were expected to carry out jobs in their household. The qualities that she is being praised for are very similar to modern wedding vows, and today a woman would still be praised for this behaviour.

  2. Science case study

    Passive smoking increases the risk of respiratory illnesses for children by 72%. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/medical_notes/3235820.stm) -This information is reliable as it comes from a well known website and also this information comes from an article all about smoking. - Who smokes in the UK?

  1. The Roman Army: Why were the Romans able to conquer and maintain such a ...

    The Roman army favoured recruits from certain trades, as they would be helpful if needed. They especially favoured 'blacksmiths, wagon makers, butchers and huntsmen', disapproving of 'confectioners, weavers and those who have been employed in occupations appropriate to the women's quarters'.

  2. Pericles and Athens in the 5th century BC

    The league moved treasury to Athens in 454. Athenian coins replaced all other money in states in the Delian league. The Delian league was a defensive alliance of Greek city-states to protect themselves from the Persians it was also designed for open trade and peaceful relationships between city-states.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work