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Rome Sec4 5


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World History, Rome, Fall of Rome, Christianity

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Rome Sec4 5

  1. 1. Rome & The Rise of Christianity Sections 4 & 5
  2. 2. Nero Blamed Christians <ul><li>Persecuted them after he blamed them for a massive fire that engulfed Rome </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Edict of Milan <ul><li>Proclaimed official tolerance of Christianity </li></ul>without Constantine would Christianity have flourished?
  4. 5. Constantine <ul><li>Became the first Christian emperor </li></ul>
  5. 6. Video “Constantine Becomes Emperor”
  6. 7. Theodosius the Great <ul><li>Roman emperor that adopted Christianity as their official religion </li></ul>
  7. 8. Video on Rise of Christianity
  8. 9. Visogoths <ul><li>First invaders to sack Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Biggest factor in the decline of Rome </li></ul>
  9. 11. 50 Million <ul><li>At its height, the population of the Roman Empire </li></ul>
  10. 13. What is the population of the USA today? <ul><li>300 Million </li></ul>
  11. 14. Factors in the Decline of the Empire <ul><li>1. Christianity weakened Rome’s military values </li></ul><ul><li>2. Traditional Roman values declined as non-Italians gained prominence </li></ul>
  12. 15. Factors in the Decline of the Empire <ul><li>3. Lead poisoning – mental decline </li></ul><ul><li>4. Plague – wiped out 1/10 of the population </li></ul><ul><li>5. Slavery – failed to advance tech </li></ul><ul><li>6. Political system - failed </li></ul>
  13. 16. Video: A proud empire collapses