Many people throughout time were inspired by the Roman Empire . .
It truly was the biggest power to ever come out of Europe to this date ( for the time they were living in they achieved pretty much ) . .
Mussolini under Italian fascism drew hard on the symbolism of the Roman empire . .
Like the 'Roman salute' for example . .
. . even the National socialists of Germany . .
. . what should also be mentioned is that after the Christianisation of Europe Latin remained as a classical language . .