The birth of the Roman Empire was fraught with war and bloodshed. At the heart of the struggle lay the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C at the hands of some of his most trusted friends. This was followed by a season of internal strife which culminated in the crowning of Caesar’s adopted son Octavian as Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome. Rome went on to dominate the world, covering millions of square miles of territory at its peak. Empowered by its ruthless military might and most powerful empires the world has ever seen. Within the folds of this new empire, another kingdom was born. One that was founded on peace and self-sacrifice. One that rejected bloodshed and nurtured relationships. While Rome was hedonistic and militarisitc this new kingdom was spiritual. Join us as we take a look at the birth of the Roman empire and the birth of the Christian church, exploring how each movement made its impact and changed the world.
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