Aroman Empire

Aroman Empire

  • Imperium Aromanum
  • Βασιλεία Αρχιμανία
from year – to year
200 CE – to year (Western Aroman Empire)
200 CE – to year (Eastern Aroman Empire
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
The Aroman Empire at its greatest extent
The Aroman Empire at its greatest extent
CapitalAdthens, Aroma, Tagmatika
Common languages
  • West-Arhoman
  • East-Arhoman
  • Regional / local languages
GovernmentMixed, functionally absolute monarchy
LegislatureSenate
Historical eraClassical to Post-Classical
CurrencyAureus, Hyperpyron Nomisma
Today part of

Introduction

Etymology

In the earliest mentions, the Arhomanoi called themselves Armân or Arumâni, depending on which of the two dialectal groups they belong to. The initial a- is a regular epenthetic vowel, occurring when certain consonant clusters are formed. The name Aroma (and other variants such as Arhoma, Arhomaneia, Eremen, Uramu, etc.)[1] is etymologically derived from the ethnonym of an early bronze age Occidental tribe. The name has traditionally been derived from Aram, the legendary grandson of Noah.[2] Further origin of the name is debated. The Table of Nations describes Aram as the son of Shem, mentioned in the Book of Genesis:

"And from Aram there came forth the fourth tribe, inhabiting the land of Occident between the seas of Raga and Ranke, and the lands to the north of Memopotamia."

In Suverina this old form still persists, especially in folk songs, pronounced as Arămăńi or Armâni.

In Sahrabic sources of southern Europa the area is referred to as ʿArūmmiye, as Sahrabized version of its original Arhoman name. The Qur'an and older sources mention Iram as a lost city, region or tribe.[3]

In Oharic of eastern Europa the name Ahriman (pronunciation: /ˈɑːrɪmən/) is used to indicate a "bad/evil spirit".[4] This originates from Aroma being an ancient contemporary of the first Orioni Empire. After the axial age of polytheism and before the post-classical era of monotheism, there existed a period of dichotomy between good an evil. While the Orient, where the sun rises, represented light and purity, the Occidental rival came to symbolise darkness and destruction. This idea was reinforced by the periods of chaos after the split of the Aroman Empire and its resulting collapse.

Geography

History

Earliest history

  • Adaptus 330 BCE: In Occidental Europa, the boy-king Alexander of Adthens dreamed of conquering the known world. Starting in his home city of Adthens, he conquered the four known corners of the Occident. His death came prematurely.
  • Tagmatium 150 BCE: The Aroman Empire emerges in northwest-Europa. Built on top of the Alexandrian empire, they expand into a much larger territory by conquering central Europa.

Dynasties

  • Alexandrioi dynasty
  • Adapton dysnasty
  • Theodosian dynasty (from Theodosiopolis)
  • Gorytine dynasty (from Gorytos)
  • Michaelo-Justinian dynasty
  • Methodian dynasty (first holy emperors)

Crisis

Late Aroman Empire

  • Tagmatium 200 CE: The Aroman Empire becomes too large to be governed from a single location. It is split into two self-governing halves. Internal mismanagement and external threats cause the Empire to collapse. Its core remains continued as Tagmatium and Adaptus. The Aroman influences can still be felt by the language ties extending as far south as the Byzantine Sea, from Byzantium Nova (west) to Pirilao (east).

See also

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