Ancient rome2


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Ancient rome2

  1. 1. Julia Morgan Elementary 6th Grade Ms. Hale Ancient Rome
  2. 2. Ancient Rome • Southern Italy • The Roman Republic was established in 509 B.C.E. • Greatest power of Italian peninsula • Enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate
  3. 3. The Roman Republic • Had major problems • Slaves are brought back from each conquered land. • Rome needs tax money to run the Republic. • No police force in place.
  4. 4. Rome Conquers & Enslaves Many
  5. 5. Rome Needs Tax Money • The government needs to pay the legions, build roads, sewers, aqueducts, arenas, and pay for the welfare program. • To get this tax money, Rome uses tax farmers. • The current system isn’t working.
  6. 6. Roman Armies • Under the Republic, Rome did not have a police force. • Wealthy Romans hired guards. • Wealthy Romans built private armies that clashed & battled. • Rome's streets are not safe for citizens after dark.