The Roman Empire At Its Height

Published June 20, 2013
Updated January 22, 2018

Despite encompassing an incredible five million-plus square kilometers by 117 AD, the vast expanse of the Roman Empire wouldn't be enjoyed for much longer.

Height Of The Roman Empire Map

Quantity is certainly not quality. Despite encompassing an incredible five million-plus square kilometers by 117 AD, that vast expanse surely wouldn’t be enjoyed for too much longer.

As the empire expanded, the efficacy of its institutions contracted to the point that by 284 AD it was vulnerable to external attack and eventually collapsed.

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