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Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
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normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: July 24th, 2006 11:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Ancient Rome tends to cover the whole history. The Republic is Rome from the time when the tyrant king Tarquin II was deposed in 510 BC to the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC. When Octavian established peace after the civil wars and became Augustus in 27 BC, that tends to be considered the starting point for the Roman Empire.

I can't remember at the moment whether my teacher made the distinction, but I suppose it's similar to how ancient Egyptian history is divided into the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms.
kapitankraut From: kapitankraut Date: July 24th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, that makes a fair bit of sense. I've never been the biggest fan of periodisation of history anyway, since it just results in people saying "I'm not really a specialist in pre-modern [country]" too often, but that division makes sense to a neophyte like me.
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