Ancient Rome

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Ancient Rome was a civilization that existed in parts of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Its territory was so expansive that Shakespeare has one of his characters call it "[t]he three-fold world divided"[1] and Cato's Letters write, of Julius Caesar's usurpation of power, "he seized the world, and extinguished its liberty."[2] According to Ludwig von Mises, "What brought about the decline of the empire and the decay of its civilization was the disintegration of this economic interconnectedness, not the barbarian invasions."[3]

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