Peoples and Empires Ning

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Peoples and Empires Ning

  1. 1. All roads lead to Rome as illustrated by Peoples and Empires<br />By<br />Eric James<br />
  2. 2. Humble beginnings as a community of farmers in 7th Century B.C.<br />Rose to power in 168 B.C.<br />Replaced Macedon as the dominant world power.<br />Filled the power vacuum created by the death of Alexander the Great and subsequent fall of Macedonian rule.<br />Origins of Rome<br />
  3. 3. Began as a Republic.<br />Became too large for Senate to effectively control.<br />Julius Caesar rose to power through seizure and retention of consular powers (designed for emergency defense).<br />Transition to Empire.<br />Caesar assassinated by his own Senate.<br />Massive power vacuum leads to civil war.<br />Octavius Augustus brought an end to the civil war, declaring himself Emperor and stripping the Senate of much of its authority.<br />Empirical Ambitions.<br />The more empirical Rome became, the more militaristic its focus.<br />Became a “population in arms” constantly defending or acquiring territory.<br />Enforced Empirical laws as codified by the Twelve Tables.<br />Roman Rise to Power<br />
  4. 4. Division of the Empire.<br />Power struggles, individual ambitions, and civil wars led to a division between East and West.<br />Rome was the capital of the West.<br />Constantinople the capitol of the East.<br />Empire gradually weakened as the “barbarians” infringed upon and harassed Roman lands.<br />The great city of Rome was sacked several times by invaders.<br />Eventually fell to the Vandals and Visigoths.<br />Constantinople lived on under the Byzantines, preserving Roman influence.<br />Final deposition of Rome.<br />Constantinople overthrown by Ottoman Turks.<br />City is renamed Istanbul and would serve as the Capital of the Ottoman Empire.<br />The Fall of Rome<br />

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