I begin with some indications suggesting that the standard of living in ancient Rome was similar to that of early modern period of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, an extraordinary achievement for any economy in the ancient world.
I then argue that ancient Rome managed to achieve this high standard of living through the combined operation of moderately stable political conditions and markets for goods, labor and capital, which allowed specialization and efficiency.
After surveying the labor and financial markets in turn, I return to the broad questions of how the Romans prospered and the economy appears to have grown.
The fall of the Roman Empire is a topic that has led to the conclusive report on how even today although the empire having faded away it still exists but in a different form.
The gender relations within both Rome and Han China were similar. The male was in charge because he was the closest to his ancestors, maintained the well-being of the household, and made sure to continue the family’s sense of honor.
In the organization of their governments, the two were very different.
In Rome, the government was run by two powers, the king and the Roman Senate.
Although both were seen as two of the strongest empires of their time, they differed on methods of achieving such a title.
The major difference between the methods of political control was the structure of government in each empire.