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The Roman Empire started in 27 B.C. and ended in A.D. 393. This period began with Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus being awarded the title of Augustus. More »

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The Roman Empire was formally declared in 27 B.C. when the Senate granted Gaius Octavius the title Augustus, creating the first emperor of the Roman civilization. The period of Imperial Rome followed the Triumvirate peri... More »

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Feudalism, believed to be established by William the Conqueror, arose in Europe during the period known as the High Middle Ages, around the start of the 10th century. However, feudalism started at various other times thr... More »

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At the peak of the Roman Empire's reach, around A.D. 117, the Empire stretched as far north as modern Scotland, stretched down through Europe east into Asia as far as the border between modern day Iraq and Iran, with its... More »

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Augustus Caesar, also known as Gaius Octavius, was the first Roman emperor, and ruled the Roman Empire between 31 B.C. and his death in A.D. 14. Some historians date his reign beginning in 27 B.C., when he dispensed with... More »

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The Roman Empire was formally declared in 27 B.C. when the Senate granted Gaius Octavius the title Augustus, creating the first emperor of the Roman civilization. The period of Imperial Rome followed the Triumvirate peri... More »

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The Roman Empire began with the crowning of Gaius Octavian Thurinus in 31 B.C. and fell to the German Goths in A.D. 476, for a total of 507 years. The Byzantine Empire, Rome's eastern half, did not fall until the Ottoman... More »

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