Ancient Rome was a state and civilization centered on the city of ancient Rome. The state and city of Rome was according to its own history founded in 753 BC and was a monarchy, became in 509 BC a republic that conquered or controlled all the areas around the Mediterranean Sea, became an empire in the first century BC, split into two parts in 395 AD, with western part ending in the 5th century AD, its territory conquered by Germanic peoples, and the eastern part continuing until 1453 AD as the Byzantine Empire, its territory largely conquered by Islamic invasions.
The influence of Ancient Rome, and the influence of Ancient Greece that influenced Ancient Rome, on Western civilization is enormous.
There are various less politically correct views on Ancient Rome, on issues such as race and the causes of the initial success and later decline. See the "External links" section.
The Occidental Observer
- Decline and Empire in Ancient Rome and the Modern West: A Review of David Engels’ Le Déclin, Part 1
- Faustian Rome: The Indo-European Nature of the Roman Republic, Part 1
- The Roman Variant of Indo-European Social Organization: Militarization, Aristocratic Government, and Openness to Conquered Peoples. Part 1