Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Motivations Behind the Roman Empire

Why did the Romans create an empire? The Romans were too down to earth to try to find a philosophical justification for their empire. The Roman Empire was something that just came to them through a natural process—they had the power and will to have an empire, and so they had an empire. A few Roman leaders have claimed that fortune favored them because the Roman State was devoted to the gods (the pagan gods); others have vaguely mentioned the values of morality, justice, hard work, courage, frugality, and industriousness to explain their success in building an empire.

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