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Old January 11 2013, 09:37 PM   #112
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Re: After Romulus

Lee Son of Pete wrote: View Post
I know it doesn't intrinsically imply anything, but I think it's worth remembering that the Roman Empire survived for hundreds of years after Rome fell. It's character changed and it developed*, but then every society changes over time doesn't it?
Right. The Roman Empire didn't fall when Rome fell; only the Western Roman Empire fell. For centuries before then, the empire had basicaly had two halves, a Western half with Latin as the official language, and an Eastern half with Greek as the official language (and which was in a lot of ways a continuation of the Hellenistic culture that preceded Roman rule there). The Eastern empire endured a millennium longer than the Western one (at least officially, though by the end there was little to it beyond Constantinople).
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