Reasons for the Fall of the Roman Empire
Did you know that in ancient history, the Roman Empire was the most powerful and advanced empire by about 1000 years. During the 4th century the empiresuffered a major crisis that caused the fall of the Roman Empire. Due to the many crises, Romans exhausted the wealth of the empire and many became Christians. However, the main reason for its fall wasespecially the barbarian invasions.
A decline in morals was a reason for the fall of Roman Empire, especially in the rich upper classes and the emperors, had a devastating impact on the Romans.Immoral and some emperors were homosexuals, such as Tiberius kept groups of young boys for his pleasure, incest by Nero who also had a male slave castrated so he could take him as his wife, Commoduswith his harems of concubines who enraged Romans by sitting in the theatre dressed in a woman's wear. The decline in morals also effected the lower classes and slaves. Religious festivals such asSaturnalia and Bacchanalia where they were sacrifices and sexual promiscuity were practiced. Bestiality and other lewd and sexually explicit acts were exhibited in the Colosseum arena to amuse the mob.Brothels and forced prostitution flourished. Widespread gambling on the chariot races and gladiatorial combats. Massive consumption of alcohol. The sadistic cruelty towards both man and beasts in thearena. Also, there was a lot of corruption and increasing cessation of morals. Then they started to rot from the inside, because they were addict to gladiator games, food and wine. Like, they ate and drankso much until they felt ill, and then they threw up in the vomitoriums, after that they returned to the festivities and ate again in the same place.
Economic instability on the empire was anotherreason why the Roman Empire fell.
Around the 3rd century A.D. there were many factors the caused economic instability. The Government was constantly threatened by bankruptcy, the cost of defending...
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