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  1. Roman Civilization Review for Chapter 1 Test

  2. Life in Ancient Rome Augustus Ruled 27 B.C. to A.D. 14 • Created a professional army with a elite guard • Conquered new territories • Rebuilt Rome- boasted – brick to marble • Fed the poor- kept fat and happy-grain from Africa • Revamped taxes • Appointed Proconsul • Rise to power Extra info

  3. Vocabulary to know Constantine Colosseum Justinian Christianity PaxRomana Byzantine Empire Mosaics Latin Hadrian Regent

  4. Life after Augustus • No Roman Law for succession • Next 4 Rulers were not all good leaders Tiberius-moods and no new conquests Caligula-brain fever, conspiracies, murdered by own guard, part-time ruler- shows- money Claudius-placed Nero on the thrown, expanded Rome to Brittan Nero- What an artist dies with me

  5. Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius Next series of RulersThe Five Good Rulers Click here to learn more!

  6. Roman Culture • Copied Greek statues-showed imperfections, balding, wrinkles

  7. Roman Culture • Used Greek style porches called colonnades • Created Arches and domes • Roman Concrete

  8. Roman Literature • Based on Greek Works • Virgil writes Aeneid Aeneas

  9. Roman Literature • Horace- wrote satires (poking fun at human weaknesses) and odes (or poems • All of the written works in Latin still influences us today

  10. Roman Science and Engineering • Galen-Galen's most important discovery was that arteries carry blood, not air. Started the taking of one’s pulse. • Ptolemy- mapped over 1,000 stars, mapped the known world- Columbus used his maps in the 1400s

  11. Roman Science and Engineering

  12. Roman Religion and Philosophy • Seneca and Epictetus- • Stoicism- encouraged Romans to live practical • Greek and Roman Gods

  13. Click here to learn more about Roman Life!

  14. Know this Question! How did the location of Constantinople help it grow wealthy and prosperous? Page 157- give several examples