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The Greeks and Romans gave us many inventions, innovations and ideas that persist today
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Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar was one of the final leaders of the Roman Republic.
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Khai Tran's curator insight, January 27, 4:22 PM

Very Strong leader and lead the rise of the Roman Empire

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Alexander the Great – the greatest leader of all time?

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Alexander the Great - the greatest leader of all time?

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Reason why the Roman Empire fell

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Reason why the Roman Empire fell. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Reason why the Roman Empire fell. History, facts and information about the Reason why the Roman Empire fell.
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Keith Mielke's curator insight, March 7, 3:03 PM

The fall of the Roman empire is an important event in human history. Rome was the largest empire of the time and its fall brought fourth many changes in the world.

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HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

HISTORY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE including Augustus Caesar, The Julio-Claudian emperors, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Year of the four emperors, The Flavian emperors...
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Fall of Rome - The End of the Roman Empire

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The Fall of Rome and the End of the Roman Empire in the west. Articles on the effects of certain emperors and barbarians on the fall of the Rome.
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Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, April 11, 12:51 AM

A brief synopsis of Rome as a whole, theories on how Rome fell, and how Rome lives on today.

Lottiefultz's curator insight, April 19, 1:54 AM

There were many factors that contributed to the fall of Rome some of these factors include their lack of rulers, the introduction of Christianity, and the lead poisoning was said to be a contributing a factor to the fall of Rome. 

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Roman Culture

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Roman culture includes its architecture and technology, entertainment system, which includes gladiators and Roman theater, its literature, medicine, religion and myth, and philosophy.
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Keith Mielke's curator insight, March 7, 3:16 PM

Roman culture was hedonistic and brutal. Gladiators and large orgies were commonplace and seemed to have no end.

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Ancient Rome

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Over its tumultuous 1,200-year history, Ancient Rome grew from a small town into one of the most successful imperial powers in history.
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Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall?

Fall of Rome - Why Did Rome Fall? | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
Read about some of the reasons for the Fall of Rome (or the decline of the Roman Empire) and the rationale behind the dates. There are many theories for the fall, some more, some less reasonable. You get to judge which is the best.
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Michael Robertson's curator insight, April 12, 2:15 AM

this article is very informing of the gradual decline and fall of the Roman empire. It discusses the many causes of the Roman Empires fall from grace as well as highlights some of the other possible theories that may of led to the Empires decline.

Michael Robertson's curator insight, April 12, 2:31 AM

Question 1. Can it be argued that the Roman Empires economic problems was the major factor in its decline?

 

Question 2. How was the Roman Empires overall size a negative factor in its decline?

 

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Plumber's Handbook Revised - Chapter One

Plumber's Handbook Revised - Chapter One | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
This new edition shows what will and won't pass inspection in drainage, vent, and waste piping, septic tanks, water supply, graywater recycling systems, pools and spas, fire protection, and gas piping systems.
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The History of Plumbing in Greece, provided by theplumber.com

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History of Plumbing in Ancient Greece

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Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome

Ancient Links: Plumbing and Toilets in Ancient Rome | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it

Ancient Living - plumbing in ancient Rome

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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, March 7, 11:17 PM

it's interesting to think that in ancient times only the rich could have access to toilets. 

Chase Lee's curator insight, March 8, 2:41 AM

Good for them. If that is what they were used for, then good for them. I am a fan of plumbing. When i look at it that's not really what i see. it looks more artistic than practical.

Patrick Kwong's curator insight, March 9, 4:59 AM

The plumbing system in Rome is an extraordinary feature among the many architecture such as aqueducts and roads. The Romans had a “perfected” version of the ancient pipeline, as public toilets and private homes were connected to a main drainage system, which is comparable to our extremely vast pipeline throughout America. It’s impressive that these Romans were so ahead of their time, but unfortunate that only the higher class could be allowed to live …more hygienically, as the poor  would use urine to launder clothes.

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Alexander the Great Leadership

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Alexander the Great Leadership: He was one of history’s greatest conquerors. Born as an heir to the Macedonian King, his great ambition led him to destroy the Persian Empire.
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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire

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Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire. Visit the Romans site for interesting history, facts and information about the causes and Causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire.
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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 1:08 AM

This article is giving a general statement as to how the Roman Empire fell. There were actually many attributes to this societies demise, things such as corruption in the government, slave labor, and even christianity. 

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 3:05 AM

This article talks about how the history of the roman empire and different facts about its collapse.

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, May 14, 1:50 PM

I enjoyed reading this article because it suggests a 15 reasons why the Roman Em[pre fell which I believe to be more realistic because there is never one single reason why.  There is always so,meting that lead to something that lead to something.

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Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome

Rome.info > Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of ancient Rome | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
Rome.info - Fall of the Roman Empire, decline of Rome, history of Ancient Rome, reasons for the Fall of Roman Empire, moral decline of Rome,...
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Mario Murakami's curator insight, April 11, 8:51 PM

Some say that the fall of the Roman Empire was due to Christianity. Christianity made people pacifists which  in turn caused the Roman citizens not to fight the Barbarians that overthrew the Empire. Also, money that was spent on churches could have been spent on something else more beneficial for the state.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 12, 2:49 AM

As stated in the article there were many reasons as to why the Roman Empire fell. Reasons that you would assume to be positive actually ruined everything for Rome. The mentality of the people had changed when they were introduced to christianity, the constant fighting for territory between neighboring cities, and dirty politicians.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 4:54 PM

In this article it gives in depth reasons why the Roman Empire collapsed. From something specific such as the morality of the city state/cleanliness, to something more broad such as the economy, politics, and military spending.

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Reasons for the Fall of Rome

Reasons for the Fall of Rome | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
Common theories or reasons for the fall of rome.
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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 18, 4:38 PM

In this article it lists the many reasons why the Roman Empire fell, giving a brief description as to how each condition brought the empire to its demise; for example when the Roman people began to adopt christianity, or when their economy fell to shambles. The collapse of this great empire was not a sudden collapse, it was very gradual and had been happening for many years prior. 

vanessa ortiz's curator insight, April 19, 10:01 PM

This article suggests a multitude of reasons why the Roman Empire fell.  I believe that it could be possible for there to be more then one reason why the empire fell.

Olivia Chavez-French's curator insight, May 14, 2:07 PM

An in depth listing of how Rome fell, what incidents contributed to it, and how those incidents ended up working in an almost domino effect.

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History of Ancient Rome

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Roman History from the kings through the Roman Republic and Empire, with charts of battles, wars, and emperors, timelines, maps and social and cultural history, including foods and clothing.
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Cindy Garcia's curator insight, November 30, 2013 8:38 AM

This Scoopit page is about many different facts of Rome. They variety of fact of the Ancient city and separate it into parts.

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Rome, History of Ancient Rome From Its Founding To Collapse

Rome, History of Ancient Rome From Its Founding To Collapse | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
A complete history of ancient Rome from its foundings to its collapse including its leaders, emperors, philosophies and contribution to civilization...
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A History of Ancient Rome

links to information topics about Ancient Rome including the fall.

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Marymar Mendoza's curator insight, April 11, 6:26 PM

In a way with every advancement named new ruler, this seemed to slowly have contributed to how and when the roman empire would begin to fall apart

 

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Early Greek and Roman Baths

Early Greek and Roman baths became so much more than a place to take a soak; they were epicenters of culture, sports and intellectual pursuits. includes links for further research

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Early Greek Plumbing

People tend to believe that the advances in technology we have today have been discovered recently and that is not quite true with most facts out there.
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HowStuffWorks Videos "What the Ancients Knew: Roman Plumbing"

HowStuffWorks Videos "What the Ancients Knew: Roman Plumbing" | Gifts of the Ancients | Scoop.it
Get a glance of the Roman plumbing system that ensured public health in the big city on The Science Channel's "What the Ancients Knew."...
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