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Investigating Ancient Rome

Investigating

Ancient Rome's Aristocracy & Its Role In

Creating Christianity

Investigating Ancient Rome

Sir Ronald Syme: Widely Regarded As The 20th Century's Greatest Historian Of Ancient Rome

'The composition of the oligarchy of government, therefore, emerges as the dominant theme of political history, as the binding link between the Republic and the Empire: it is something real and tangible, whatever may be the name or theory of the constitution.'

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It is thought that only a handful of emperors were related by blood, that is incorrect.

Ancient Rome was run by an oligarchy, where a small number of powerful people were in power, and those people were related to each other. One of the most important ways of showing that to be a fact is through genealogies. The late Sir Ronald Syme, historian and classicist, and widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest historian of ancient Rome, had used certain methods to uncover the genealogies of Roman royalty that had been obscured through the use of created names, using the literary technique of 'nomenclature'.
 
There was very little hope of truthful information being included in anything that was written because it all came from the oligarchy who had hidden motives behind them. The reality was that the idea of all men being equal and free, and the concept of free speech was a very far-off goal for humanity.

Although there were no specific rules regarding who could publish written works for public consumption within the Roman Empire, both historical and religious, the only people that would have been able to do so, were those who were educated and wealthy. That limits who could have written any literature for public use, including the early Christian scripture. Published ancient literature was the product of those who were in power, and in-depth intricate research has uncovered controversial facts.

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'Flavius Josephus'
Descent From
Herod The Great
Emperor Vespasian's
Descent From
Herod The Great
Emperor Trajan And
Pliny The Younger's
Mutual Ancestry

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