Rome and america: a shared fate we aren't talking about the death of empires, but the tragic demise of democracy.
Probe's kerby anderson quotes from secular authors, christian authors, and a writer of much of the new testament all seem to point to parallels between rome and america at the same time, there are signficant differences between an ancient roman worldview, a biblical worldview, and a modern american worldview. Rome, of course, was a lot more hardcore than america they murdered the elder, and then the younger brother, in shockingly gruesome fashion that was the end of the brother gratchi revolution.
America vs rome is a future history that has the history of the united states of america parallel the history of the roman empire though it might seem like an alternate history, it was written in 2004 as a future history.
Ancient rome had an economy without productivity, a society riven by internecine warfare, and in political institutions, rampant corruption and decay that made rome incapable of defending itself despite our problems, the facts make it hard to sustain an analogy with the united states. Rome, after all, was one of the world's most sophisticated civilizations, and its aristocracy was highly educated it believed that in defending its privileges, it was defending itself from a, well, plebe, that was without a doubt uneducated and coarse, and held beliefs contrary to what it believed to be the values of rome.
Others have blamed the overspending and dumbing down of rome via gladiator games and debauchery via crazed emperors like nero for its decline this, of course, makes an easy parallel to america's preoccupation with sports and reality tv stars, with the left painting trump as a latter-day nero.
Anthony everitt's rise of rome is fascinating history and a great read it tells the story of ancient rome, from its founding (circa 750 bce) to the fall of the roman republic (circa 45 bce) it tells the story of ancient rome, from its founding (circa 750 bce) to the fall of the roman republic (circa 45 bce. The year was 451, and the battle of chalons (also known as catalaunian fields and campus martius) was fought between a coalition of roman legionnaires, germanic visigoths, and gauls against the huns flavius aetius was the roman commanding general, and he led his forces to defeat attila, king of.