Ancient History

Fall of Rome

By

Karen Eastland

This essay will attempt to outline the ethos, or culture surrounding 2nd century Aristocrats of ancient Rome. It will achieve this through an examination of ancient sources which survived the era, with a focus upon these documents strengths and weaknesses.

According to ancient documents, Rome was a great assimilator [1] and her people, first and foremost, warriors. They illustrate that Romans were a race born for War, about War, in War and that they prescribed to ritualistic observances in all things.[2] Rome prided itself on fighting exclusively, ‘Just Wars (iustum bellum ).’

Fall of Rome