Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fact of the Day: Roman Darkness

While the Roman Empire merited countless criticism of various subjects, when Rome fell Europe entered the Dark Ages. Without Rome, Europe faced many economical and cultural struggles along with little contributions to science. The continent didn't fully recover until the Renaissance in the 14th century. 

26 comments:

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

So much history in Rome and so romantic!

Christine said...

Interesting what happens when great powers fall. And scary.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Rome is so fascinating to me. Visiting there is on my bucket list.

Pilar Domínguez said...

It is a beautiful city ! I love it! Kisses:)

Emmylou said...

With such rich history, I can see why the Italian peeps are so proud of Rome:D

Margaret D said...

Amazing that. Glad it recovered.

DEZMOND said...

'tis because the Romans have kept so many nations enslaved that it took time for those nations to find their ways alone after the Rome fell apart

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Let us not forget that the Catholic Church was the big powerhouse during the Dark Ages. They have a lot to answer for too.

Dana said...

Such a beautiful city...

Pat Hatt said...

Like everything it came out of the dark eventually at least

Unknown said...

I wish we were still under the Roman Empire or even better the Greeks.
Just kidding... or am I?

Unknown said...

Apollo must have been pissed

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh, interesting topic :)

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

Dark ages put us behind by a lot

A Beer for the Shower said...

Wow. Funny that that's all it takes to fall behind. I wonder what our scientific innovations would be like now if Rome hadn't fallen.

stephen Hayes said...

The history of Rome is one of my favorite subjects. Rome's administrative strength was so powerful that one language and one currency organized and ruled over a landmass that fifty separate governments struggle to govern today.

Marie a la Mode said...

Interesting! I would love to visit Rome one day...

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Sharon said...

But right now the south of Europe is basically broke while the north is still kind of wealthy! I love Rome though, it's such a beautiful city :)

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Anna-Alina said...

I was in Rome few years ago and see this place.

DWei said...

Ouch.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I would love to visit there some day! It has so much history!

Saucy Siciliana said...

So true Adam! We lived in Rome on and off for 20 years, it's the most beautiful city in the world.

Fundy Blue said...

I'm glad that I didn't live during the Dark Ages! I would love to see Rome!

Teddi said...

i remember studying rome in humanities class in high school. there were some fascinating yet barbaric and disturbing things that occurred in the colosseum.