A Little History Lesson
In the first century AD, the Romans made life increasingly hard for
the poor by taxing them heavily while the rich of Roman society got
Sepphoris was developed by Herod, or Herod's son, Antipas. The
roman empire taxed the farmers and the workers in such a way as to
extract as much wealth without destroying it completely.
Such were the conditions that sparked a revolution against the Roman
empire. Ultimately, the Roman empire fell. There is truth in the
idea that one cannot enrich the wealthy and oppress the poor
"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear,
but the pale and the hungry-looking."
- The parallels between the fate of the Roman Republic and developments in the US today
... Rome and the Empire of the United States ... The Roman plebs had always struggled with the Roman aristocracy --and ... This empire was a disaster for the Roman middle class, ... from the poor and loyal only to their commanders. ...
- Re: 100 years
... Tarquinius I becomes an Etruscan king of Roma ... the Twelve Tables of the Roman law ... Octavianus becomes the first emperor after defeating ... Rome forbids human sacrifice throughout the Roman empire ...
- The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History, by Peter Heather
... Heather's thesis is that the western Roman empire collapsed mostly ... Heather acknowledges that internal problems contributed to the empire's ... Roman Empire as an overarching, ... if you don't let narrative history dirty your hands. ...
- Re: Classical antiquity to the Middle Ages: Continuity or Discontinuity?
... changed because a new culture was being added in, ... ROman, and Christian is being worked out. ... continue to have production of literature, ... Roman Empire was more than a mere constitutional formality. ...
- Re: The Most Modern View on the Dark Ages :-)
... about 300 years unaccounted for, between the fall of Rome, nominally ... of Late Antiquity have long ... Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and M. ... Social and Economic History of the Roman Empire. ...