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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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Walk around the ruins of the Forum and Colosseum that still pay tribute today to the glory of the ancient Roman Empire, or marvel at Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Comparisons can be drawn to the ancient Roman Empire and its modern counterpart, the American Empire, as many European scribes note today.
However long its afterlife, the ancient Roman Empire certainly came to an end.
An extraordinarily stylish and lyrical portrait of Naples' poor, seen in historical continuity with the ancient Roman empire, "Moonspins Between Land and Sea" loses itself and its audience in sheer length.
The children quickly realized that frescoes were not only an important form of decoration in houses during the Roman Empire, but that artists of the ancient Roman Empire were very good at creating landscape, figural and architectural scenes.
In the ancient Roman Empire, the halls of power were twisted places where no one could be trusted, and betrayal and death lurked just around the corner.
VORENUS and Pullo find themselves marooned in the Adriatic Sea and have to use their ingenuity to survive, as the epic drama series chronicling the rise of the ancient Roman Empire continues.
In the film, the flagellation scene is certainly graphically violent as Jesus' body is savagely torn apart with the hideous whips and tools of the ancient Roman Empire. The merciless sadism of the colonising Roman legions is terrifyingly portrayed and symbolised their contempt for the whole Jewish people.