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Augustus Improvements

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Augustus Improvements

  1. 1. Home Improvement
  2. 2. Agenda 4/2/07 <ul><li>Improvements Under Augustus </li></ul><ul><li>Another Movie????? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Warm Up <ul><li>Answer the following question with the munchkins at your table. </li></ul><ul><li>Question: Who was the first Emperor of Rome? Which Triumvirate was he a member of? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives <ul><li>Identify the improvements that Augustus made in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Watch Mr. Landis’ sweet movie </li></ul>
  5. 5. Station Activity Part 1… <ul><li>Have one person in your group read the worksheet out loud </li></ul><ul><li>Each group member fill in the corresponding box on the graphic organizer </li></ul><ul><li>One group member writes the answers on the poster board </li></ul>
  6. 6. Station Activity Part 2… <ul><li>Remember the number that Mr. Landis gave you </li></ul><ul><li>Go to table with that number on it </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with the other “experts” and fill in your graphic organizer with their help </li></ul>
  7. 7. Main Idea <ul><li>Augustus improved the Roman military, government, tax/legal system, and the city. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A. Military Improvements <ul><li>A. Professional army – 150,000 citizens </li></ul><ul><li>B. Praetorian Guard – 9,000 body guards for the emperor </li></ul><ul><li>C. Conquered new lands in every direction </li></ul><ul><li>D. Pax Romana – long era “Roman Peace” that lasted until 180 A.D. </li></ul>
  9. 9. B. Government Improvements <ul><li>Appointed Proconsuls – governors for each table chosen by Augustus – big deal? </li></ul><ul><li>Augustus traveled to visit them </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly taking power away from the Senate… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rome: 44 B.C.E.
  11. 11. C. Home Improvement <ul><li>Built palaces, fountains, public buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Arts flourish like never before </li></ul><ul><li>Imported grain to feed the poor – why is this a big deal? </li></ul><ul><li>Well fed population is a happy one </li></ul>
  12. 12. D. Tax/Legal Improvements <ul><li>Reformed the tax system </li></ul><ul><li>Tax collectors were crooks – why? </li></ul><ul><li>Made them permanent government workers </li></ul><ul><li>Created set of laws for non-citizens </li></ul>

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