Friday, October 21, 2011

The Birth Place of Rome

The birthplace of Rome. The remains of a civilization and an ancient empire that show the capability of the human race. A township with ordered social system is a cornerstone of civilization. Even without the help modern technology, man has achieved great heights in material developments.

A civilization has its cycle from birth, flourish and expansion and finally death. Years ago there was a movie called "The Fall of The Roman Empire". That film explains the factors the led to the demise of the once great empire.

A civilization can die and then replaced by another - a different one. When the Greek civilization died, the Roman empire was born. According to experts in civilization (an stated in Caroll Quigley Theory) a civilization can undergo all or some of the following seven phases: Mixture (Phase 1), Gestation (Phase 2), Expansion(Phase 3), Conflict (Phase 4), Universal Empire (Phase 5), Decay (Phase 6) and finally Invasion (Phase 7).

Ibnu Khaldun (1332-1406 AD)was a great Muslim historian during the medieval era. He had put forward a theory on the cyclic nature history. According to him a civilization can only withstand a period spanning three generations which are the early (first), intermediate (second) and the third generations. The people that lived during the three phases have different characteristics, which are high fighting spirit and social solidarity (early generation), high intellectuality and finally skill (intermediate generation)and finally decay of morality, responsibility and integrity due to riches (third generation).

But flowers remain the same throughout the ages. The same plant that existed ages ago may still be found to this day, bearing the same flowers then, now and till it become extinct. This flower was found at the vicinity of the ruins. From its look, it could be red allamanda or Allamanda blanchetii (Family Apocynaceae).

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