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Rather, pregnancy prevention and termination methods thrived in premodern Christian societies, especially in the medieval Roman Empire.
Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, all of Europe faltered as trade and commerce dried up.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation|William O’Connor|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It happened pretty quickly, in fact, as many of them no longer applied once the Roman Empire was Christianized.St. Hippolytus’ Careers Christians Should Never Have|Candida Moss|May 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps this, not lead poisoning, is the reason for the fall of the Roman Empire.The Deadliest Botox Has Arrived|Kent Sepkowitz|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Pliny the Elder considered their plumbing to be the greatest accomplishment of the Roman Empire.The Scariest Thing About Sandy: Guarding the Water Supply|Kent Sepkowitz|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Still, subreddit moderators are free to block and unblock whatever they wish (remember, Holy Roman Empire).Why Gawker Should Lose Its War With Reddit|Alex Klein|October 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Christianity spread rapidly because the Roman Empire was ripe for a new religion.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
In the Roman Empire, couriers on swift horses carried the imperial edicts to every province.
Marcus Aurelius was a very useful spring to the vast machine of the Roman Empire.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
But wherever it was, he had the means of becoming acquainted with the chief public events that took place in the Roman Empire.
Thence to the Coffee-house, and sat long in good discourse with some gentlemen concerning the Roman Empire.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
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The empire centered at the city of Rome, in what is now Italy; the most extensive Western civilization of ancient times. According to legend, the empire was founded in 753 b.c. by two brothers, Romulus and Remus. Rome was at first ruled by kings. Then, about 500 b.c., the Roman Republic was established, with two annually elected consuls at its head, guided by a senate. The republic eventually weakened, and Rome passed to rule by one man — first Julius Caesar, who was assassinated in 44 b.c. His successor was Augustus, who assumed the title of emperor. Over the next few centuries, he was followed by a succession of emperors. The whole Western world eventually became subject to Rome and was at peace for roughly the first four centuries after the birth of Jesus (see Pax Romana). The empire was known for its strongly centralized government and for massive public works, such as roads and aqueducts, which helped maintain its power and efficiency. As the years passed, the Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western portions (see Byzantine Empire and Constantine the Great), developed internal weaknesses, was invaded by outside tribes, and eventually ceased to exist (see Fall of Rome).