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112,745.  Rome brought Britain a civilisation, an extraordinary sophistication and refinement … The emperor: he was a god on Earth.  (Monarchy & England & Roman Empire & Medieval)  Monarchy by David Starkey s1e1: A Nation State, Channel 4 2004

 

 

121,973.  The Romans of course built the greatest Mediterranean empire of all, spanning the sea.  (Mediterranean & Roman Empire)  Mediterranean with Simon Reeve III

 

 

59,563.  Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch

Of the ranged empire fall.  Here is my space.

Kingdoms are clay.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  William Shakespeare, Anthony & Cleopatra I i 33

 

 

4,325.  In pursuit of power mankind builds new empires.  New connections.  Now one man’s life and death will touch the lives of millions.  It will transform the destiny of an empire, and change the story of all of us.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Jesus Christ)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us III, History Channel 2012

 

4,326.  Jerusalem: 33 A.D.  A provincial city under Roman rule.  Occupied for a hundred years.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Jesus Christ)  ibid.

 

4,327.  It can take three days to die on a cross: blood-loss, shock, dehydration, suffocation.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Jesus Christ & Crucifixion)  ibid.

 

4,334.  For twenty years Britons have waged a guerrilla war against an occupation.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Great Britain)  ibid.  

 

4,335.  Leading the resistance, a mystical sect of priests – the Druids.  They worshipped the sun, the moon and the forest.  Druid means ‘man of oak’.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

4,336.  Mankind’s first full-time professional army.  Each soldier is armed with a gladius.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Army)  ibid.

 

4,337.  Paulinus has been a commander for twenty years ... His men kill as many as 80,000 people … The Druids annihilated.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

4,338.  The first priority for Rome is a network of roads.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Roads)  ibid.

 

4,339.  The Roman road – seven metres across, wide enough for an army to march six abreast.  Roman roads connect new Roman towns, and conquered people become citizens of an empire.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Roads)  ibid.

 

4,340.  Admission to the games is free.  (Humanity & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

4,342.  Across the empire eight million people are slaves with no rights in Roman law.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

4,343.  Thousands of Christians are executed and become celebrated as martyrs.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Christianity & Martyr)  ibid.

 

4,344.  A new Christian capital rises in the east of the empire: Constantinople.  Today: Istanbul … the Church of the Holy Wisdom.  (Humanity & Christianity)  ibid.

 

4,345.  A world connected like never before.  Christianity – the lasting legacy of the Roman empire.  (Humanity & Roman Empire & Christianity)  ibid.

 

 

4,346.  Rome: 455 A.D.  At the gates of the imperial palace Genseric.  Known as the Spear King.  Chief of a tribe of Germanic warriors – the Vandals.  (Humanity & Germany & Roman Empire)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us IV, History Channel 2012

 

 

112,513.  Ancient Rome: one of the greatest superpowers in history whose far-reaching legacy continues to shape our lives.  For close on a thousand years the Romans dominated the known world: theirs was an extraordinary empire.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  Bettany Hughes, The Eight Days that Made Rome e1: Hannibal’s Last Stand Channel 5 2017

 

112,514.  A day when a Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio went head to head with the legendary Hannibal and the mighty empire of Carthage in a battle that would determine whether Rome really had the muscle to rule the ancient world.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid. 

 

112,515.  The Romans fetishised violence and aggression and ambition.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,516.  This was a vast protection racket in all but name.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,517.  You were either with them or against them.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,518.  Hannibal himself escaped the slaughter, riding straight for Carthage, a city he’d not seen for thirty-six years.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,519.  Razed Carthage to the ground.  (Romans & Roman Empire)   ibid.

 

 

112,520.  Also ruled through violence and oppression.   Rome’s rise to greatness was inevitable.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  Bettany Hughes, The Eight Days that Made Rome e2: The Spartacus Revolt

 

112,521.  This is the day in the summer of 73 B.C. when a band of slaves and took on the might of Rome.  They were led by one of the most legendary names in history: Spartacus.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

112,522.  They knew that slaves were potential insurgents, and one day in 73 B.C. their worst fears were realised.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

112,523.  A group of highly trained specialist slaves …. a full-blown slave revolt.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

112,524.  The protest and the idea of freedom is contagious.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

112,525.  Two thirds of the slave army was slaughtered.  (Romans & Roman Empire & Slavery)  ibid.  

 

 

112,752.  Assemblies and elections were open to ordinary citizens, but the powerful Senate was dominated by a few elite families.  As a republic Rome had gone from strength to strength.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  Bettany Hughes, The Eight Days that Made Rome e3: Crossing the Rubicon

 

112,753.  Caesar v Germanic tribes: what followed was one of the most vicious mass killings in history.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,754.  Caesar had absolutely no intention of giving up the source of his power.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.  

 

112,755.  An epic showdown loomed.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

112,756.  When Caesar had entered the chamber he was surrounded by about 20 conspirators who stabbed him to death.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

 

113,159.  Here in Britain around 60 A.D.  It was the day Roman forces flogged and dishonoured the queen of a proud native tribe, and it triggered an uprising the likes of which Rome had never seen.  (Roman Empire & England)  Bettany Hughes, Eight Days that Made Rome e5: Boudica’s Revenge

 

113,160.  The leader of the revolt was Boudica: still a British icon today.  (Roman Empire & England)  ibid.

 

113,161.  Boudica’s defeat of the 9th legion would have shocked the Romans.  (Roman Empire & England)  ibid.

 

 

113,750.  This is the day in 337 AD when the dying emperor Constantine was baptised in a final commitment to a new religion that would shape the next thousand years of Rome’s story and human history.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  Bettany Hughes, Eight Days that Made Rome e7: The Rebirth of Rome

 

113,751.  His devastating victory at the Milvian Bridge meant he [Constantine] became the sole emperor of the western half of the Empire.  The grand prize, Rome, was his.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

113,752.  Social justice was now on his imperial agenda.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

113,753.  The East had been brought together by an emperor called Licinius.  But Constantine’s ambition couldn’t allow for a rival: so he’d need a pretext to go to war with another Roman co-ruler … They fought for eight years.  (Romans & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

 

30,072.  Claudius wanted an emphatic and unforgettable way of impressing on his subjects – the people of southern Britain – just what kind of a ruler they were dealing with.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 43 A.D.- 410 A.D.

 

30,073.  The Romans were here and the Third Age of Britain had begun.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

30,074.  Cogidubnus was a puppet and the Romans pulled his strings.  Cogidubnus.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

30,075.  Leading the attack was a woman with waist-length hair and piercing eyes – Boedica.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

30,076.  Pre-Roman Britain was illiterate.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  ibid.

 

30,077.  The Romans made it their business to change our way of life ... The epitome of Romanisation was the bathhouse.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire)  ibid.  

 

30,078.  Without the army and an organised government the cities decayed.  (Great Britain & England & Roman Empire & Cities)  ibid.

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