Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 week ago

why was it called "The Roman Empire" and not the "Greek Empire"?

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the Greek empire expanded to Italy, not vice versa?

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  • Expat
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    1 week ago
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    That is because it wasn’t an empire in the sense that it had a central leader- emperor or “Caesar.” Ancient Greece, while it did embark on what can be called “empire building”, it was always a collection of independent city-states. They invented democracy. Rome was an empire with an emperor even though they had the Senate and representative government. 

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    better yet, why not the Jewish or the Babylonian Empire? or how about the USA?

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