Cincinnatus: The Hero of Rome

Cincinnatus: The Hero of Rome After his appointed year in office, Cincinnatus retired to his farm. Rome continued to fight both internally and externally. Military disaster followed when a Roman invasion force against the Aequians, led by the Consul Mincius, were trapped in the Alban Hills. In such a time of emergency, a Dictator with … Read more

Upper-Class Homes in Ancient Rome

In ancient Rome, the domus was the type of house occupied by the upper classes and some wealthy freedmen during the Republican and Imperial eras. It could be found in almost all the major cities throughout the Roman territories. The upper classes of Roman society constructed their residences with extravagant marble decorations, inlaid marble paneling, … Read more

Survivor Syndrome In The Workplace

With over 39,000 American mass layoff events during the Great Recession, December 2007-June 2009, corporate downsizing seems like an integral practice of modern organizational life (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Downsizing refers to the deliberate reduction of workforce size to improve organizational performance (Nair, 2008). Companies turn to downsizing, or layoffs, in hopes to reduce labor … Read more

Upper-Class Homes in Ancient Rome

In ancient Rome, the domus was the type of house occupied by the upper classes and some wealthy freedmen during the Republican and Imperial eras. It could be found in almost all the major cities throughout the Roman territories. The upper classes of Roman society constructed their residences with extravagant marble decorations, inlaid marble paneling, … Read more

Roman Invention: Arches

Rome was able to control a vast empire due to their military success. According to Bee Breeders, an Architecture competition organisers, Roman architecture was at its peak during the Pax Romana period, a period in which the Roman Empire didn’t expand and wasn’t invaded, and which lasted over 200 years. One of the Roman inventions … Read more

The Reasons for the Break of Henry VIII from Rome

‘Henry VIII broke from Rome because he wanted to increase his own power.’ Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. It could be interpreted that Henry VIII broke from Rome because he wanted to increase his own personal power, however there are two main contradicting views. Firstly that Henry realised the wealth of … Read more

A Comparison Between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars

Rome vs. Carthage: The Bitterly Fought Punic Wars The Punic Wars were the consequences of the expansion of Roman rule southward; bitter rivals with competing interests, Rome and Carthage pitted their military powers against each other. The strength of the Romans (which was their army) matched wits and strategies against the strength of the Carthaginians … Read more