Some things stayed
the same: When the
Roman Republic failed, and Rome became an Empire, ruled by emperors,
some things stayed the same. Families still lived in one home.
Old age was still honored. Everyone had to worship the
Roman gods. The center of each town was still the
Forum. The rich lived in beautiful homes. The poor worked
all the time.
the Senate met and argued, and had advisory power, the real power
was now in the hands of an all-powerful emperor. The Roman people
would never have accepted a king. However, they seemed to have no
problem accepting the leadership of a dictator, who called himself
Augustus, the first Roman emperor, the people got used to being
ruled by one leader.
nearly 500 years, Rome was an Empire
of War (animated)
under the Empire
Rise of Christianity
Diocletian Splits the Empire in Half