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  Roman Empire - an introduction to its history - History Forum
The Roman army and a number of strategically placed forts ensured that the empire was defended against hostile local peoples, and an efficient network of roads was built both to allow troops to move swiftly within the empire and to facilitate trade.
Once a province had become part of the empire, and Romans were seen to be the dominant group, it is probable that the desire to be associated with Roman ways and to seem to be Roman grew among the native people.
Romans considered the city an essential part of civilization, and it is certainly true that, especially in the west (where settlement had previously been almost entirely rural), the creation of cities and towns was one of the most dramatic effects of Roman rule.
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 History of Africa - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Phoenician, Greek and Roman history of North Africa can be followed in entries for the Roman Empire and for its individual provinces in the Maghreb, such as Mauretania, Africa, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica, Aegyptus etc.
Interaction between Asia, Europe and North Africa during this period was significant, major effects include the spread of classical culture around the shores of the Mediterranean; the continual struggle between Rome and the Berber tribes; the introduction of Christianity throughout the region, and the cultural effects of the churches in Tunisia, Egypt and Ethiopia.
The classical era drew to a close with the invasion and conquest of Rome's African provinces by the Vandals in the 5th century; although power passed back briefly in the following century to the Byzantine Empire.
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 Of Troas
Fimbria, the rebellious Roman, spoiled it in the Mithradatick War, boasting that he had subdued Troy in eleven days which the Grecians could not take in almost as many years.
But it was again rebuilt and countenanced by the Romans, and became a Roman Colony, with great immunities conferred on it; and accordingly it is so set down by Ptolomy.
See The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: a geotechnical perspective (a journal article formerly on line, but now available only from Elsevier, whose two aims in existence are thwarting the spread of knowledge and extracting cash from Americans) on the location of Sodom and its satellites, as well as their destruction (and Lot's Wife).
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 ERBzine 0451: Nkima Chat
I believe we may safely assume that the Wiramwazi mountains of Burroughs are actually the Ruwenzori, the famous “Mountains of the Moon” that lie along the chain of lakes between Uganda and the Congo.
It is a journey that he is unlikely to have made with a cohort of nearly 500 men with perhaps an equal number of women captured with the caravan of great riches.
As the author so aptly put it, “Wanderer, adventurer, outcast, Greek phalanx, and Roman legion, all have entered Abyssinia within times chronicled in history or legend never to reappear; and it is even believed by some that she holds the secret of the lost tribes of Israel.
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 Galilean Fishing Economy
Tax collectors, toll collectors, and brokers (e.g., John of Caesarea, War 2.287) are not organizationally differentiated in the ancient sources (for the Roman evidence in general, Youtie [1967] and Badian [1972]; for Palestine, Donahue [1971] and Michel [1972]).
An ancient Egyptian fishing lease from the Roman era is analyzed by Parássoglou (1987).
During the Roman period, vendors sold numerous varieties of processed fish, which differed in terms of the type of fish, the parts of the fish, the process, and the recipe.
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 Eco - Papers: "Maps, Mazes and Monsters" by Adele Haft
Inspired by the practical maps of the Romans, this group of medieval maps nevertheless conforms to the biblical conceptions of an earth shaped like a circle or rectangle (5).
Associated with the names of Sallust and Lucan (20), a map of the T-0 type also appears to have been the model for the geographical descriptions of the important Christian authorities, St. Augustine and Orosius, at the beginning of the fifth century (21).
Though this coincidence could be explained simply by the geographical proximity of these three countries, it was precisely that proximity that had allowed the Arabs to sweep out of their original home in Arabia to conquer Egypt and North Africa by the seventh century, then Spain early in the eighth.
www.themodernword.com /eco/eco_papers_haft.html   (11997 words)

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