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    Life In The Roman Empire Life In The Roman Empire Presentation Transcript

    • QUIZ TIME 20 minutes
    • The Empire Begins
      • Civil war destroyed remains of the Republic
      • 3 supporters of Caesar rose against the assassins
        • Octavian - Caesar’s adopted son
        • Mark Antony - experienced general
        • Lepidus - powerful politician
      • 43 B.C. ruled Rome as Second Triumvirate
        • 10 years
    • The Second Triumvirate
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    • Second Triumvirate Drama
      • Octavian forced Lepidus to retire
      • Antony and Octavian became rivals
      • Antony fell in love with Cleopatra, followed her to Egypt
      • Octavian accused Antony of ruling Rome from Egypt
      • Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra at battle of Actium in 31 B.C.
      • Antony and Cleopatra commit suicide
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    • Augustus Caesar
      • Octavian became unchallenged ruler of Rome
      • Accepted titles of Augustus and Imperator
      • Began time of peace in Rome
        • Pax Romana
      • Empire now ruled by one man
    • A Vast and Powerful Empire
      • Rome at peak of power 27 B.C. to 180 A.D.
      • Peace reigned in empire for 207 years
        • A time known as Pax Romana – “ Roman peace”
    • Map of Roman Empire
    • A Stable Government
      • Held empire together by efficient government and smart rulers
      • Augustus was Rome’s most able emperor
    • Augustus’s Reforms
      • Stabilized the frontier
      • Glorified Rome with beautiful public buildings
      • Created a long-lasting system of government
      • Set up a civil service
        • Paying workers to manage government affairs
          • Ex. Tax collection, postal system
        • Included plebeians and slaves
          • Allowed them to help administer the empire
      • Accomplishments of Augustus
    • Augustus Dies
      • Augustus died in 14 A.D.
      • But government remained stable
        • B/c of civil servants performing day to day operations
      • Romans controlled empire from Spain to Persia, North Africa to Britain
      • Very diverse empire – people of different languages, cultures, customs
      Roman Empire 200 A.D.
    • Agriculture and Trade
      • 90% of people in the Empire farmed
      • People survived on food produced in their local area
        • Additional food, luxuries were obtained through trade
      • Vast trading network
        • Ships protected by Roman navy
        • Traded w/ Greece, Anatolia, India, China
      • Common currency – the denarius made trade easier
        • Silver coin introduced during Augustus’s time
    • Roads of Rome
      • Also had a network of roads connecting Rome to places like Persia, Southern Russia
    • Ancient Roads of Rome
    • The Roman World
      • Discipline
      • Strength
      • Loyalty
      • Power
      • Usefulness
      • Gravitas – dignity, duty
      • Most lived in countryside
        • Farmers
      • Philosophers, slaves, merchants, soldiers, and foreigners all shared the cities
      • Very diverse
      • Values
      • Lifestyle
    • Slaves and Captivity
      • 1/3 of population
      • Most were conquered peoples
      • Could be bought & sold
        • Property of their owner
      • Treated as their masters saw fit
      • Worked in cities, on farms
      • Often treated poorly
      • Some were forced to become gladiators
      • Rebellion was common
      • Slaves
    • Gods and Goddesses
      • Numina – spirits, forces that resided in everything
      • Lares – guardian spirits of each family
      • Gave names to gods, goddesses
      • Honored them through various rituals
      • Linked w/ government
      • Important gods/goddesses:
        • Jupiter
        • Juno
        • Minerva
      • Also required to worship the emperor
      • Gods and Goddesses
    • Society and Culture
      • Lived extravagantly
      • Spent $ on homes, gardens, salves, luxuries
      • Hosted banquets for hours
      • Served expensive foods
      • Most people were unemployed
      • Supported by daily ration of grain
      • Lived in rundown tenements
      • The Wealthy
      • The Poor
    • Society and Culture
      • Government provided games, races, mock battles, gladiator contests to control/distract people
      • 150 holidays a year for events like this
      • Held at the Colosseum – 50,000 people
      • Combat b/w people, animals, etc.
      • Games and Entertainment
    • Christianity Emerges
      • Christianity began to emerge, but not without brutality and hardship
    • For next class…
      • Read Chapter 6, Section 3
      • Blog Post
      • Terms due:
        • March 26 – ODD
        • March 27 - EVEN