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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.

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
    • Agenda 3/29/07
      • Rise of Octavian
      • Some theatrics…
    • Warm Up
      • Answer the following question with the munchkins at your table.
      • 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?
    • Objectives
      • Recognize how Rome became an Empire
      • Read a play about the Empire rising
    • Main Idea
      • The Roman Republic became an empire under Augustus (Octavian)
    • A. Picking Sides
      • Caesar assassinated 44 B.C
      • Assassins vs. Octavian (Caesar’s grandnephew) Antony, and Lepidus
      • Second Triumvirate: Octavian, Antony, Lepidus
      • Defeated Brutus and Cassius
    • B. Trouble in Paradise
      • Men soon began arguing – over what?
      • Octavian forces Lepidus to retire from politics
      • Octavian and Antony split the empire in half
      • Octavian=west, Antony=east
    • Rome: 44 B.C.E.
    • C. O those Egyptian Women…
      • Antony falls in love with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
      • Octavian tells Rome Antony wants to be the sole ruler
      • Octavian defeats Antony at the Battle of Actium
      • Octavian, at the age of 32, commands all of Rome
    • D. Hail the Emperor
      • Octavian gives some power to the Senate, but puts himself in charge
      • Declares himself “ imperator ” -
      • Took the title “Augustus” –