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Roman Empire Question:
How long did the Roman Empire last?
This question actually has several different answers. The answer most often given is about 500 years, or from 31BCE - 476CE. The ending of the Roman Empire is just an arbitrary date, usually the year of the first sacking of Rome by barbarians. However, Roman emperors still continued to rule for many years after this. In addition, the Eastern Roman Empire continued for almost another thousand years. The Roman Empire