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The '''Roman Empire''' was the superpower of the ancient era, the Roman Empire dominated the [[western world]] for (a really long time). In 330 AD the Empire was effectively split into two parts for logistic reasons. Rome was the centre of the Western Roman Empire and Constantinople the centre of the Eastern, or [[Byzantine]] Empire.
An [[empire]] that succeeded the Roman [[Republic]] during the time of [[Augustus]], who ruled from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14. At its greatest extent it encompassed territories stretching from [[Britain]] and [[Germany]] to [[North Africa]] and the [[Persian Gulf]]. After 395 A.D. it was split into the [[Byzantine Empire]] and the Western Roman Empire, which rapidly sank into [[anarchy]] under the onslaught of barbarian invaders from the north and east. The last emperor of the West, [[Romulus]] Augustulus (born c. 461), was deposed by [[Goths]] in 476, the traditional date for the end of the empire.
 
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Many consider the [[SCA]] to take its starting point for [[period]] as the time where Rome effectively ceased to be the centre of an Empire, around 600 CE, although its last official [[emperor]], '''Romulus Augustus''' (or ''Augustulus'', meaning the little, or insignificant, Augustus) was deposed, by the [[Germany|Germanic]] chieftain, '''Ordoacer''', in 476. In the next century the [[Byzantium|Eastern Empire]], under '''Justinian''' and his [[general]] Belisarius, invaded [[Italy]] and seized the city of [[Rome]] for a period.

Latest revision as of 17:06, 23 October 2007

The Roman Empire was the superpower of the ancient era, the Roman Empire dominated the western world for (a really long time). In 330 AD the Empire was effectively split into two parts for logistic reasons. Rome was the centre of the Western Roman Empire and Constantinople the centre of the Eastern, or Byzantine Empire.

Many consider the SCA to take its starting point for period as the time where Rome effectively ceased to be the centre of an Empire, around 600 CE, although its last official emperor, Romulus Augustus (or Augustulus, meaning the little, or insignificant, Augustus) was deposed, by the Germanic chieftain, Ordoacer, in 476. In the next century the Eastern Empire, under Justinian and his general Belisarius, invaded Italy and seized the city of Rome for a period.