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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
  6. 7. Via Appia
  7. 8. city streets David Macauley’s “Rome”
  8. 9. Technology: aqueducts <ul><li> </li></ul>David Macauley’s “Rome”
  9. 10. Rome, the city Crassus’ fire department
  10. 11. Rome, the city bread and circuses
  11. 12. Civilized Romans 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