- the territories ruled by ancient Rome. At its height under Trajan, the Roman Empire
included W and S Europe, Africa north of the Sahara, and SW Asia. In 395 ad it was divided by Theodosius into the Eastern Roman Empire whose capital was Byzantium and which lasted until 1453, and the Western Roman Empire which lasted until the sack of Rome in 476
- the government of Rome and its dominions by the emperors from 27 bc
- the Byzantine Empire
- the Holy Roman Empire
Example Sentences Including 'Roman Empire'
A Han Dynasty census of ad 2 recorded 58 million people in China, making its empire somewhat larger than the Roman Empire at that time.
TALES OF THE ROSE TREE: Ravishing Rhododendrons and their Travels Around the World (2004)
But it's called a sub-Roman hand because it is one of those that emerged with the new kingdoms after the Roman Empire began to fall apart.
THE CALLIGRAPHER (2003)
Our version is set in 500 A. D. when the Roman Empire is crumbling.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
The film focuses on what is happening in King Arthur's Britain during the collapse of the Roman Empire.
Toronto Sun (2003)
The success of the Roman Empire depended to a large extent on efficient communications.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
The world hasn't seen such selfishness, corruption, and arrogance since the fall of the Roman Empire , Timothy Duane often said.
Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
War and Peace and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire are two of the most popular books.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`My wee rule is that names like -- where are we, now -- Eddie Jobson and David Cross should not appear in essays about the Roman Empire.
MUSIC FOR BOYS (2003)
included a "conversational fact for the day" introduced by the question, "How many years did the Roman Empire exist?
New Scientist (2004)
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