My interest is piqued. The reason I am reading and watching (on YouTube) the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire is curiosity on what events were transpiring in the beginning and reign of Rome while, say, God was working on creating Israel and on to the birth of Christ. Interestingly, I noted that the given reason Rome had for expanding its empire and power was to "bring law and justice to those who do not have them", in other words, non-Romans they call barbarians, like Gaul and Germanica. Sounds a lot like America, don't you think ? Bring democracy and "Christianity" to those who do not have them. just saying.