General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West.
And indeed, several other bits of the album live up to its rabid hype! (not least among which is "Pigs of the Roman Empire," nor "The Bloated Pope" nor "Idolatrous Apostate. ) I have to say, I enjoyed it more upon repeated exposure than I did "Hostile Ambient Takeover," but that's me. Bring the noise!
Although Nero managed to defend the territories of the Roman Empire during his reign, discontent amongst many within the ruling class reached breaking point after he massively increased public spending following the Great Fire of Rome in 64 CE. A rebellio.
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According to Gibbon, the Roman Empire succumbed to barbarian invasions in large part due to the gradual loss of civic virtue among its citizens. They had become weak, outsourcing their duties to defend their Empire to barbarian mercenaries, who then became so numerous and ingrained that they were able to take over the Empire.
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The Roman Empire, at its height (c. 117 CE), was the most extensive political and social structure in western civilization. By 285 CE the empire had grown too vast to be ruled from the central government at Rome and so was divided by Emperor Diocletian (284-305 CE) into a Western and an Eastern Empire.