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ID: 7030347
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)

Note: Refers to the great empire that succeeded the Roman Republic and had its capital at Rome, Italy; it began when Octavius Caesar defeated Mark Antony and Egypt's Cleopatra in 31 BCE. At its greatest extent in the 1st century CE it included Europe from Spain to the Persian Gulf, Britain, the Arabian Peninsula, Asia Minor, and North Africa. It is traditionally held to end in the 4th century after its division into four parts by Diocletian, and a brief reunification under Constantine the Great from 324-395.

Names:
Roman Empire (preferred,C,O,English-P,U,N)
Rome (C,V,English,U,N)
Roma (C,V,Italian-P,U,N)
Roma (Latin-P,U,N)
Roman Republic and Empire (C,V,display,English,U,N)
Empire romain (H,O,French-P,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)

Place Types:
former nation/state/empire (preferred, C)  ............  began in 31 BCE, traditionally held to have ended in 4th century CE
historical region (C)
empire (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Rome .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Italy, Lazio, Roma province) [7000874]
predecessor of ....  Byzantine Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..........................  (World) [7024407]
predecessor of ....  Holy Roman Empire .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..........................  (World) [7024415]

Sources and Contributors:
Empire romain..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Roma..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Roman Empire..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
Roman Republic and Empire..........  [VP]
............................................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) Accessed 07/09/2002.
Rome..........  [VP]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984)
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 9 July 2002; Accessed 07/09/2002.
..................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 9 July 2002

 

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