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    • Ancient Rome SOL 3.1, 3.5, 3.7
    • The ancient Roman civilization shares:
      • A written language
      • A system of government
      • Advances in arts and sciences
      • A common culture
    • Physical Characteristics
      • Ancient Rome was….
      • Next to the Mediterranean Sea
      • It covered parts of Europe, Asia and Africa
      • A peninsula
      • Rocky and mountainous
      • Built on hills
      • Next to the Tiber River
    • Representative Democracy
      • Citizens (wealthy men) voted for representatives to make laws for them.
      • Laws applied to everyone.
      • We use a representative democracy in America today!
    • Adaptations to the Environment
      • Ancient Romans adapted to their mountainous land by
      • Growing olives and grapes
      • Having small farms on terraced hillsides
      • Trading on the Mediterranean Sea
    • Jobs of the Romans
      • Farmers
      • Road builders
      • Traders
    • Architecture
      • Romans used
      • arches
      • in buildings, bridges and aqueducts.
    • Aqueducts were designed to pump water in to the city. The water was used for humans and for irrigation.
    • Road Building
      • The Romans created a network of paved highways. This joined the empire together and allowed soldiers to move swiftly from one area to another.
    • Roman Art
      • Roman artists created:
      • Pottery
      • Jewelry
      • Tools
      • Mosaics were a special art form that used small pieces of tile, glass or stone.
    • Religion
      • The Romans began by worshipping different gods and goddesses (like the Greeks), but eventually become Christians.
    • Ancient Romans also….
      • Changed our calendar to 365 days and named the months
      • Gave us 1/3 of our English language
      • Used Roman numerals that we still see today on clocks, watches, and in books
      • I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
    • The People of Ancient Rome
      • Men were citizens
      • Women were caretakers
      • Boys were educated
      • Girls learned handicrafts and household chores
      • What would you be doing in Ancient Rome?
    • Be able to locate Italy , Rome and the Mediterranean Sea on a map. Study and you will be REALLY ROMAN!