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The Classical Period (753 BCE–476 CE): The Problems of Empires

  • David H. CropleyEmail author
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Abstract

The second epoch in our sequence, and the first that we can strongly associate with recorded history (thanks to writing), is the Classical Period of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Broadly speaking, this period spans about 1200 years, from the eighth-century BCE (the founding of Rome took place in 753 BCE) up to the fifth-century CE (the fall of the Western Roman Empire occurred in 476 CE).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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