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Lisahistory: The Roman Empire

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Lecture on the Roman Empire by Professor Lisa M. Lane, MiraCosta College. CC 2008. (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike licensed.)

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Lisahistory: The Roman Empire

  1. 1. The Roman Empire Lisa M. Lane History 103
  2. 3. The big issues of a big empire <ul><li>emperors </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul><ul><li>Rome the city </li></ul><ul><li>barbarians </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul>
  3. 4. imperial power, insanity and the lead theory
  4. 5. <ul><li>noria </li></ul>Technology: water power
  5. 6. Technology: roads http://www.dl.ket.org/latin3/mores/techno/roads/map_color.htm
  6. 7. Via Appia http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Ring/5382/appian.html
  7. 8. city streets David Macauley’s “Rome”
  8. 9. Technology: aqueducts <ul><li>http://www.dl.ket.org/latin3/mores/aqua/countryside.htm </li></ul>David Macauley’s “Rome”
  9. 10. Rome, the city Crassus’ fire department
  10. 11. Rome, the city bread and circuses http://karenswhimsy.com/roman-gladiators.shtm
  11. 12. Civilized Romans http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/752/805629.JPG Braun & Schneider Historyic Costume in Pictures (NY: Dover 19
  12. 13. Barbarians Braun & Schneider Historyic Costume in Pictures (NY: Dover 19 75)
  13. 14. Migration, not invasion
  14. 15. Sol (December 25) Mithraism Plato Stoicism Hellenized Judaism Hellenized Egypt Resistance to Rome Adapted Zoroastrianism Paul Masada

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