Roman Empire (disambiguation)

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The Roman Empire usually refers to the post-republican, autocratic government period of Roman civilization (centered on Rome and its successor capitals on the Italian peninsula) from 27 BC to 395 AD.

However, Roman Empire may also refer to:

  • Roman Republic (509 BC–27 BC), the period of the ancient Roman civilization when its government first operated as a republic.
  • Eastern Roman Empire (330–1453), also known as the Byzantine Empire
  • Western Roman Empire (286–476) the western half of the Roman Empire, the other half being the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire.
  • Holy Roman Empire (962–1806) - The term: "Holy Roman Empire" is attested from 1254 onward to refer to the German Empire, which previously, from 1157 under the rule of Frederick I Barbarossa, was called simply the "Holy Empire".

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