Some say that history repeats itself. Others say it doesn’t repeat so much as rhythms.
Either way, the history of the Roman Empire holds lessons that are timeless, practical, and even cautionary for our modern world.
The Romans shaped our maps, our languages, and our entertainment to this day. To understand them is to understand ourselves. Even in its collapse, the lessons are as pertinent now as they were when Romulus surrendered Rome to the Germans in 476 CE.
We have created An Illustrated History of the Roman Empire to illuminate and educate. In the story of the Roman Empire, we find many of the seeds of our modern lives, in areas as diverse as engineering, agriculture, public administration, warfare, and culture.