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Roman laws acted as the basis for western civilization's laws when they were established during the medieval and early modern periods in Europe. They continue to influence both civil and common laws. More »

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The Codex Justinianus, or the Code of Justinian, is a collection of essential Roman jurisprudence works issued by order of Emperor Justinian I in the sixth century that has a major influence on public law across Europe. ... More »

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One of the major influences that the Roman Empire had on Western architecture is that of creating buildings that are designed for the access of the public, according to About.com. This is best seen as an example in the P... More »

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Some of the reasons that historians give for the fall of the western Roman Empire include barbarian migration and invasion, economic problems, the growing power of the Eastern Empire, overexpansion and military overspend... More »

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The Huns came in and started forcing barbarian tribes west which resulted in some tribes going into the Roman Empire and when the Romans did not provide food for the tribes that immigrated there, they turned to rampaging... More »

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Contributions of ancient Rome to Western civilization include a republican form of government, the spread of Christianity, and basic principles of architecture. In addition, the Latin language has had a far-reaching infl... More »

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One of the differences between the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire that followed it was the former republic's inability to manage the huge amount of territory that it had acquired. The Roman Empire, however, was able... More »

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