Fall of the Roman Empire. Presented to you by: Jocelyn Rhodes and Nikki Relyea. Time Line – Decline of Rome. AD 270 – Emperor Aurelian builds a new wall around city of Rome as protection against barbarian attack
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Fall of the Roman Empire
Presented to you by: Jocelyn Rhodes and Nikki Relyea
Crippling taxes – brought down citizen pride
Major inflation of prices also occurred at this time
“sterility” in human harvest
A plague also hit Rome at about this time
Do you believe that if the barbarians had focused their attack on the Eastern Empire, that it would have fallen?
Which do you find more important: military, politics or religion? Why?
Do you think the division of the empire was a good decision?
Do you think the persecution of the Christians had any particular effect, such as weakening the Christians or strengthening them?
Do you think the Christians were any better than the pagans in their justification?