The Empire Rises

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Explore the rise of the Roman Empire as Generals such as Octavian and Antony to what they have to to claim power on the Italian Peninsula.

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The Empire Rises

  1. 1. The Empire Rises
  2. 2. Agenda 3/29/07 <ul><li>Rise of Octavian </li></ul><ul><li>Some theatrics… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>Answer the following question with the munchkins at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: Who is your favorite sports team? Who is your favorite athlete? What would you do if they were killed by a rival team member? How would you feel? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Recognize how Rome became an Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Read a play about the Empire rising </li></ul>
  5. 5. Main Idea <ul><li>The Roman Republic became an empire under Augustus (Octavian) </li></ul>
  6. 6. A. Picking Sides <ul><li>Caesar assassinated 44 B.C </li></ul><ul><li>Assassins vs. Octavian (Caesar’s grandnephew) Antony, and Lepidus </li></ul><ul><li>Second Triumvirate: Octavian, Antony, Lepidus </li></ul><ul><li>Defeated Brutus and Cassius </li></ul>
  7. 7. B. Trouble in Paradise <ul><li>Men soon began arguing – over what? </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian forces Lepidus to retire from politics </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian and Antony split the empire in half </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian=west, Antony=east </li></ul>
  8. 8. Rome: 44 B.C.E.
  9. 9. C. O those Egyptian Women… <ul><li>Antony falls in love with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian tells Rome Antony wants to be the sole ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian defeats Antony at the Battle of Actium </li></ul><ul><li>Octavian, at the age of 32, commands all of Rome </li></ul>
  10. 10. D. Hail the Emperor <ul><li>Octavian gives some power to the Senate, but puts himself in charge </li></ul><ul><li>Declares himself “ imperator ” - </li></ul><ul><li>Took the title “Augustus” – </li></ul>

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