The Fall of a Great Empire
The Great and Holy Roman Empire, was, at its time the largest and probably one of the most successful empires in Ancient history. Their Empire, stretched "into a great triangle" (Ward-Perkins 6), refers to how the Roman Empire looked geographically like a triangle at their peak. This triangle, included everything from modern day Britain, down to Northern Africa, and then stretched across the Mediterranean and Black sea, dabbing into Asia, making it the largest unified civilization in the Ancient world. This perhaps was one of the many reasons to be covered about why the Ancient Empire of Rome fell into what is modern Rome.
Rome, because of its vast lands, could not effectively rule its territory as a single nation, because by the time an order reached one end of the empire from the other side, it would most likely be a useless and obsolete order from the time delay. So to keep them from a perpetual time delay, the Empire was split into an East Empire and a West Empire. The Emperor, through a ball of red tape, still had control of the Empire in entirety, so Rome was only split geographically, not as a mater of a civil war destroying the Emperor's rule in the two Empires. That came later.
The great Empire, as the saying goes, was not built in a day, with such a great territory. In fact, it was not even built in two days, but rather, eleven hundred years, up until it became the small version of Rome that is in Italy today. In roughly the 700 B.C., Rome was founded from a minuet village into a small city ruled by royalty of Kings, as such the fashion back in the ancient times (Mackay 9). It was not until close to seven hundred years later, approximately 6 B.C., when a civil up rise happened, and the Roman Senate was established, for the first time in recorded history (Mackay 170). The Monarchy civic was also established into an Imperialism concept at the up rise, so at this point, Rome had a Senate, and also an Emperor....