The Roman Empire was the phase of the ancient Roman civilization characterized by an autocratic form of government. From the time of Augustus to the Fall of the Western Empire, Rome dominated Western Eurasia and northern Africa and composed the majority of the region's population. At this territorial peak, the Roman Empire controlled approximately 5 900 000 km² (2,300,000 sq.mi.) of land surface. Rome's influence upon the culture, law, technology, arts, language, religion, government, military, and architecture of civilizations that followed continues to this day.
Roman Empire in Ruled Britannia Edit
The ancient Roman Empire once ruled Britain, and it was against the Romans that Boudicca led the revolt which William Shakespeare later immortalized in his play Boudicca. Jack Hungerford, the tireman for The Theatre, wryly observed that the paralles between Boudicca and Queen Elizabeth were strengthened by the fact that under the rule of Queen Isabella and King Albert, England was once again ruled from Rome (referring to the Hapsburgs' Catholic theocracy.)
Roman Empire in Gunpowder EmpireEdit
See: Agrippan Rome
Roman Empire in "Shock and Awe"Edit
In about 30 CE, a pesky and vocal barbarian leader known "the Chieftain" to the Roman Empire, and the "Son of God" to his followers who instigated a destructive and short-lived rebellion in Judea. In response, the empire set General Pontius Pilate, who decimated them and eventually captured the Chieftain and his second-in-command, The Rock, with the treacherous assistance of one of his disciples. With the Chieftain's death, his movement quickly withered into nothing.