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I am trully fascinated by some simularities between the 'Fall of Rome' (Rome and its culture are still very much alive (I just got back from there!) and the present state of the US. I have researching the topic extensively and the more I know, the more I am amazed by the samenessess. Any thoughts or common bonds?

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Comment by Andrew Reinhard on November 6, 2007 at 1:46pm
In light of today's immigration issues, I wonder how Roman citizens felt about the influx of other nationalities of the Empire changing the culture. I am certain (as well as one can be mired in the present), that there will be no "official" tetrarchy and that the capital will not move for ideological or political reasons.
Comment by Loran Carrier on November 9, 2007 at 9:37am
Your point is well taken. I have wondered also about the influx of various new religions, especially Egyptian, into Rome. Also, whata about the Christians? They were viewed as an off-shoot of the Jewish religion. But their downfall was their use of the terms 'eat my body, eat my blood'. This can only be interpreted as a form of cannibalism which according to research was not very highly regarded by the Romans. I am also amazed by the fact that the Pope is also known as the Pontifex Maximus (Supreme Pontif). Wow.

Loran Carrier
Comment by manuel on November 13, 2007 at 4:43am
it would be a great success for US people that US leadership it would last as much as roman. i'm not so optimist. US has much more weapons, but their rivals has them also. and the base of US primacy is money, not weapons

anyway, similarities are infinite

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