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  • Problems of Rome
  • Station # 1 (pg 287-288)
    What were the reforms of Augustus?
    Check your answers with Miss Rice.
    What do you think was the most important reform for the people in Ancient Rome? Explain.
    What is the most important reform that may affect our life in modern times? Explain.
    Are these reforms the same? If not why do you think they aren’t?
  • Reforms
    Permanent Professional Army –150,000
    Praetorian Guard – 9000 men to guard the emperor (bodyguards)
    New Territories in N. Europe
    Rebuilt Rome with Palaces, public buildings, & fountains
    “ I found Rome a city of brick & I left it a city of marble.”
    The arts flourish
    Import grain from Egypt to feed the poor
    Province governors – like our state governors today (replace much of the Senate’s power)
    Tax system
    Tax collector used to steal because they weren’t paid.
    Augustus paid them and made it a permanent job – no more stealing
    Legal system – now laws for all non-citizens
    Stress the government over the individual in the government
    While traveling in Campania, Augustus died peacefully at Nola on August 19 AD14
    His famous last words were "Did you like the performance?"-referring to the play-acting and regal authority that he had put on as emperor.
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  • Station # 2
    Read the political section.
    What are the political problems of Rome? (write down at least two)
    Check your answers and as a group how would you solve the problem?
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  • Station # 2
    Army fought over leadership
    Corrupt politicians that take bribes
    Many talented stop taking part in government.
  • Station # 3
    Read the economic section.
    What are the economic problems of Rome? (write down at least two)
    Check your answers and as a group how would you solve the problem?
  • Station # 3
    Less Crops = Hunger
    Businesses closed –> unemployment
    Inflation because less taxes were paid
    Less gold in coins – higher prices therefore bartering without money
  • Station # 4
    Read the social section.
    What are the social problems of Rome? (write down at least two)
    Check your answers and as a group how would you solve the problem?
  • Section # 4
    Fewer people went to school
    Large number were enslaved
    Farmers grew less food
    The Plague
  • Station # 5
    Read the military section.
    What are the military problems of Rome? (write down at least two)
    Check your answers and as a group how would you solve the problem?
  • Section # 5
    Germanic tribes invade crops and destroy fields
    Persia push into Eastern Rome
    Army can’t pay the soldiers
    Use German soldiers but they were not loyal
  • Station # 6 (pg # 320)
    What were the reforms of Constantine?
    Check your answers.
    Why do you think these reformed failed? Discuss for a minute with your group.
  • Section # 6
    Saw a fiery cross in the sky that said he would win against the odds – became emperor
    Made him believe in the Christian god – 1st Christian Roman Emperor
    Helped the Catholic church start up
    Sons had to follow their fathers and do the same jobs (serfs to the land idea)
    Made the Hippodrome (oval amphitheater)
    Moved the capital from dying Rome to a new city in the east- chose the site of the Greek city Byzantium and called it Constantinople
  • Station # 7 (pg # 320)
    What were the reforms of Diocletian?
    Check your answers.
    Why do you think these reformed failed? Discuss for a minute with your group.
  • Section # 7
    AD 284-305
    Soldier that became an emperor
    Divided the empire into four parts and gave four men power
    Redistribute the army to protect Rome
    Set rules for prices of goods and wages
    Ordered workers to remain in the same jobs until they died
    Pay taxes in what you make – make olive oil pay in olive oil