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Ancient Rome. Geography, Government, Society and Change!. Review. What are three accomplishments of the Early Romans? What were two problems in Early Rome? What could have lead to the fall of Rome?. Change from Within. Government Reform Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus
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Ancient Rome Geography, Government, Society and Change!
Review • What are three accomplishments of the Early Romans? • What were two problems in Early Rome? • What could have lead to the fall of Rome?
Change from Within • Government Reform • Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus • the poor should be given grain and small plots of free land. • Do you think most people would agree with their ideas? Who would or wouldn’t? • Military Reform • Gaius Marius • recruited an army from the poorand homeless. • professional standing army.
Augustus the 1st Roman Emperor “We shall expand our empire!” Creating an Empire
Religion: The Changes Being • Religion in Rome • Gods/goddesses resembled Greek and Etruscan deities • Statues and temples were built throughout Rome • Many festivals were held to honour the deities • Introduction of Others • As the Empire grew, different cultures and religions existed within the Emprie • What might be the problem of this?
Extending Control • Rome uses its large army to conquer much of the Mediterranean
Withstanding Attacks • As the Empire grew, it was harder to protect
The Fall of Rome:Forces of Change • The Forces of Change • Internal Forces of Change • Those which come from inside • External Forces of Change • Those which come from outside • Activity • Read the reasons on the bottom of page 11 • State whether each reason provided is internal or external. Explain why.
Ticket to Leave • Write a short paragraph on one of the following topics: • The Roman Empire was not as advanced as many believe • The Roman Empire was its own worst enemy • Without the Roman Empire we might not be as civilized as we are today