Julius Caesar is said to have once remarked ‘it is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience’.
During its early years, the Roman Republic was forced to endure a recurring cycle of conflict, bloodshed and pain. The Romans were more than willing to endure such pain, however. And although their road to dominance would be arduous, it would be assuredly confirmed in the coming centuries.
The Roman Imperial era, ushered in partly by the aforementioned legendary figure, often dominates history. Great emperors such as Augustus, Hadrian, Nero and Constantine all made their mark on the empire and the world. Their stories are a never-ending drama that no Hollywood film or HBO production could possibly dream of creating; A truly marvellous time for any enthusiast to look back on.
The rise of the Roman Republic prompted great…
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