Just curious about a few things regarding the Roman Empire... -When did the Roman Empire begin & end? -I know they conquered the Greeks and adapted their pantheon of gods. So what did they worship before that? -How did the Romans go from believing in the pantheon of Gods. To adopting and becoming the leadership of the religion for whom they persecuted...including killing its creater? -What is the story with the Eastern & Western Empire? -How many structures from Ancient Rome are still around? Thanks!! ps-Any other tidbits of info you want to add...please do.