Location was very important to Rome for many reasons. One reason is because of natural barriers.(mountains, oceans, cliffs, ect.) Also, location was very important because the food you got depended on where you lived.
The Romans also had an army as well as a navy. That was because they lived by the Mediterranean sea so there was always the possibility of invaders arriving in war ships. This could also be used as an advantage.
If you were located in the right place, you could easily overthrow a “city” or empire. Like Rome did with Carthage. They made a peace treaty and as a result, Carthage became more beautiful than Rome because of their resources.
During the Punic wars Carthage was was merely a small town. It overthrew many other towns and soon became a large “city” that was filled with beauty. Rome grew jealous.
Carthage resulted as a target for many empires because of its resources and location.(narrowest part of the Mediterranean sea) War broke out between Rome and Carthage which therefore started the Punic wars.
The reason Rome made a navy was because Carthage had a very powerful and organized one. The Romans studied the structure of the ship and, as a result, made more than 200! Rome failed at first but in the end, Rome had finally overthrown Carthage.
The Romans had an excellent food supply. They had herbs, water, wines, fruits, vegetables, sea food, mice, and birds.
The wealthy Romans had more food options than the other Romans did. They bought all of the rich foods available because the common people could only afford the simple things such as bread, water, and cheese.
The farmers land grew most of the crops that Romans bought.
The Christians are monotheistic which means thy believe in only one god. The also believed in gods son, Jesus Christ.
They believed that he would help them survive the great fire. They did survive and then Nero accused them of starting the fire because supposedly they hated the human race. They then began to get killed because of their religious beliefs.
Some Christian priests and people sacrificed their lives for what they believed in.
Nero was a greedy ruler that spent money on only himself.
After the great fire, the town was left poor because Nero spent all of his money on his dining rooms.
Once the town was going to kill Nero, he blamed the Christians for the star of the fire. He said that they “hate the human race”. He then commit suicide and that is why the Romans began to kill the Christians.
The poor Romans lived in crowded homes carrying sickness. They sometimes even lived on the streets.
They could only afford bread and water.
The poor could also look for jobs or simply live as a beggar.
What is the most important thing I have learned?
I feel that the most important thing that I have learned about is travel. Travel was the most important because without travel you couldn’t trade or go on vacations. The Romans also needed travel because in was you would probably need to travel tom get weapons and armor for your army.