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“How to Build Your Own Empire in 5 Easy Steps”
Long before the movie "Gladiator" hit the theatres, millions of people have been fascinated with ancient Rome. More than 15 centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire continues to profoundly influence world history. But few have ever explored how Rome marketed itself to greatness. It wasn't all blood and guts, gladiators and chariots, togas and swords. There was a strategy and a mission, too.
After all, how could an ancient class of poor farmers rule most of Europe? Why would people leave their farms and their families to travel into unknown territories and fight barbaric wars? They were basically self-sufficient. They didn't even have a need for money until the third century. What's the deal here?
Roman Marketing was the key. In short, it was a powerhouse strategy practiced by the greatest emperors to instill hypnotic confidence in soldiers, allegiance from the public, and victory over almost all enemies.
And you can use it today to build your own empire.
Here's how Roman Marketing worked:
1. Create a mythology.
Rome did not have an inspiring past. Since it lacked the rich mythological sources of the ancient Greek, Rome filled in the holes by making up their own culture. They created their own legend. They told stories of Rome being founded by the survivors of Troy. Another story said Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus. These stories awakened a sense of the heroic in people. It gave them pride and confidence. It helped soldiers agree to fight for a country that was "the glory of Rome." Battle wounds became symbols of pride. It's no accident that Rome's principle god was Mars---the god of war. With that kind of deity on your side, why *not* go into battle?
2. Share your wealth.
In the early days of Rome, citizens had no choice but to serve in the army. And they might serve up to 20 years. Why would they agree? Because Roman leaders made it worth their while. Soldiers were given land and later, when it was useful to have, money. Whenever an enemy was defeated, the goods were divided among the soldiers as well as the leaders. A happy soldier was a loyal soldier. Generosity was a trait adored in Rome. In later years, when greedy Roman leaders were more reluctant to share their wealth with their troops, soldiers were more reluctant to fight---and Rome fell.
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