Mr. Jenkins

About Mr. Jenkins

Just a guy striving for his ideals.

The Rise and Fall of Rome, A Brief History – Part 5

The Restoration   The Roman Empire met the needs of the people far greater than the old republic, yet it was cracking under its weaknesses. Throughout the ages the empire’s morals had been eroded. The classes became more selfish, and wealth was accumulated out of greed. The love of gold and luxury, the misery of

The Rise and Fall of Rome, A Brief History – Part 4

The Decline   Throughout its entire life, the strength of the Roman Empire originated from its military prowess. Even though many Emperors had been loved by their subjects, their power always lay in the military’s backing. With the five good emperors passed and Commodus’s reign over, the army exercised its power less discretely. This period

The Rise and Fall of Rome, A Brief History – Part 3

The Good Five...Continued July AD 138 marked the beginning of Antoninus Pius’s reign as Emperor. Even though the name “The Good Five” and the reputation of his predecessors invokes images of grandeur, Antoninus’s reign was surprisingly uneventful. He reigned for a long 23 years, where there were no wars, conquests, calamities, cruelty, extortions or any

The Rise and Fall of Rome, A Brief History – Part 2

The Good Five   The five emperors that were to become known as the Good Five, began with the accession of Nerva. This period was of general prosperity and is accepted to be the peak of the Roman Empire’s greatness. Nerva acceded after the assassination of Domitian in AD 96. This marked the end of

The Rise and Fall of Rome, A Brief History – Part 1

  The Roman Empire officially came to life with the ending of the Roman Republic in 27 BC. This gave birth to one of the most influential empires the world will ever see. During its peak the Roman Empire spanned the entire Mediterranean. Reaching as high as Hadrian’s Wall in northern England, across to the