The Punic Wars were the battles between Rome and Carthage.
The first Punic War was fought over Sicily.
The Punic wars ended with the Romans putting salt in carthagenian land so nothing could grow.
Rome had a powerful army that expanded Rome's borders often.
Some emperors were for and against expansion.
Expansion helped the rich but hurt the poor.
Christians believed in Jesus.
They believed in many things the normal Romans didn’t believe in.
The Christians were believed to think they were better than everyone else.
Greek religion was used by Rome just the gods had different names.
The Romans knew the same stories.
The Romans sacrificed animals to their gods.
The Jewish people were not liked by the Romans.
Hadrian built his own city on Judea.
The Jewish people revolted on Hadrian.
Roman acceptance of other religions
Rome often accepted other religions unless they caused a problem.
Romans started throwing Romans to the lions.
The Romans would kill the Martyrs.
The Romans invented the dome.
The Romans made large buildings.
The buildings were very elegant.
The Roman army started out by using straight lines for their formations.
The straight line didn’t work out so well on rough terrain.
Then they started splitting the army into smaller groups.
Spread of Greek Knowledge
The Greek ways were often used in Rome.
The Greek language was taught in school.
The Romans used Greek ideas in architecture.
At first Roman women had few legal rights.
They gained more rights.
They were soon able to become politicians.
Hadrian built his own city on Judea.
Hadrian built an 80 mile wall called Hadrian's wall which kept out invaders.
Hadrian picked a successor that was worse off health wise than he was.
Julius Caesar helped the poor which angered the rich politicians.
Julius Caesar supported expansion because he believed it increased safety.
Julius Caesar died March 15 by the hands of his friend Brutus.
Nero started a big fire and blamed the Christians.
Nero reduced taxes.
Nero put unfair judges in office.
The throne was sold to the highest bidder.
There were 37 different emperors in 100 years 25 of whom were assassinated.
The Praetorian Guard had a high influence on the emperor.
When Rome stopped expanding the flow of riches stopped.
Merchants then started raising prices.
Rich Romans still bought luxury items.
The farming was done by the rich slave owners.
Farmers couldn’t compete so they lost their jobs.
There weren’t enough jobs in the city so the government had to pay for their food.
The Romans relied to much on animal labor.
They failed to make any new achievements.
The Romans couldn’t supply the empires needs.
Excessive Military Spending
The bigger Rome got the harder it got for Rome to protect its borders.
They had to spend a lot of money to fund their army leaving little money for anything else.
Then they had to hire an unreliable army.
The population was 90% poor 10% rich.
In Rome there were more poor than rich making it hard who to care about more.
Only the rich had a say in politics.
Both sides had very different lives, the poor more dangerous.
Role of Women
If you were a poor woman then you did everything except having a job.
If you were rich all you did was take care of the baby.
Roman women chose the fate of their family.
Role of Men
The men supported the family.
The men worked while the women stayed at home.
The men were the head of the family.
The men rocked their children if they accepted them.
If they didn’t like the baby they threw it out.
At nine day s they named the baby.
I think the most important aspect of Rome that I learned about Rome was their politics because they had so many great rulers. The good rulers(some were bad) brought Rome riches and expansion. But some of those bad rulers didn’t do their job right which led to the fall of Rome. Politics were so depended on in Rome if the government it could hurt Rome deeply. That is why I think Rome is politics is because I brought Rome up then toppled them down.