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The Fall of the Roman Empire. Jared Rohrbach For Mrs. Waterbury – Gifted Ed January 9, 2008. The Fall of the Roman Empire. When did the Roman Empire fall? What was their downfall? What fighting methods did the Roman warriors use?. When Did the Roman Empire Fall?. Approximately 476 A.D.

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the fall of the roman empire

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Jared Rohrbach

For Mrs. Waterbury – Gifted Ed

January 9, 2008

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The Fall of the Roman Empire
  • When did the Roman Empire fall?
  • What was their downfall?
  • What fighting methods did the Roman warriors use?
when did the roman empire fall
When Did the Roman Empire Fall?
  • Approximately 476 A.D.
  • It was after several rulers had usurped the throne.
  • Half of it (western) went to Germanic powers and the other half went to Zeno, who ruled the eastern half.
  • The real reason it fell was because of greed.
what was the roman empires downfall
What was the Roman Empires Downfall?
  • Many battles for power broke out in about 376 A.D.
  • Ruler after ruler was crowned only to be defeated.
  • The real collapse began with three brothers: Constantine II, Constantius II and Constans.
  • Many other followed, Magnentius, Valentian, and a score more!
what fighting methods did the roman warriors use
What Fighting Methods did the Roman Warriors Use?
  • The size of the Roman Army at its height was 128,000-179,000 men
  • They wore breastplates and wore chainmail.
  • They carried Pugio (a small dagger.
  • They also used a Gladius (a short sword)
  • Their spears were called Hastas.
  • Ballistas, Onagers and Catapults were also used.
map of europe
Map of Europe

To see a really extensive map of the Roman Empire, CLICK HERE

sources
Sources
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_of_the_Roman_Empire photo of coins and map
  • http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/foreign/russian/art/briullov-pompeii.jpg photo of Roman Empire falling
  • http://www.roman-empire.net/maps/map-empire.html Map of the Roman Empire until 800 A.D.
  • http://www.roman-empire.net/collapse/collapse-index.html history of the collapse of Rome
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_army