Did the ancient Romans know that their empire was in decline?
I do not want to enter into a discussion as to why the Roman empire fell. I am just curious to know if it was apparent to the Romans that something was wrong, and if anyone foresaw the end of Roman rule.
America has been compared to the Roman Empire, and the consensus seems to be that we are in decline. I am curious to see if there is any parallel to this attitude among the Romans.
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