why was it called "The Roman Empire" and not the "Greek Empire"?
the Greek empire expanded to Italy, not vice versa?
- ExpatLv 61 week agoFavorite Answer
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.
- Anonymous1 week ago
better yet, why not the Jewish or the Babylonian Empire? or how about the USA?