Roman Empire

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Roman Empire:

see RomeRome,
Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome. Rome is also the capital of Latium, a region of central Italy, and of Rome prov.
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; Byzantine EmpireByzantine Empire,
successor state to the Roman Empire (see under Rome), also called Eastern Empire and East Roman Empire. It was named after Byzantium, which Emperor Constantine I rebuilt (A.D. 330) as Constantinople and made the capital of the entire Roman Empire.
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; Holy Roman EmpireHoly Roman Empire,
designation for the political entity that originated at the coronation as emperor (962) of the German king Otto I and endured until the renunciation (1806) of the imperial title by Francis II.
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For centuries, the ancient Roman Empire reflected that existential reality.
Goths were an eastern Germanic people who had a big hand in the fall of the ancient Roman empire.
The British Empire "on which the sun never set" lasted for only about 200 years, much less than the ancient Roman Empire.
Ready or not, this year marks Romania and Bulgaria's long-awaited moves into the European Union, taking Europe a step closer to the frontiers of the ancient Roman Empire.
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It is associated by many with the regimes of Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany but its supporters claim it has its origins in the Ancient Roman Empire