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Ancient Rome. SOL 3.1, 3.5, 3.7. The ancient Roman civilization shares:. A written language A system of government Advances in arts and sciences A common culture. Physical Characteristics . Ancient Rome was…. Next to the Mediterranean Sea

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ancient rome

Ancient Rome

SOL 3.1, 3.5, 3.7

the ancient roman civilization shares
The ancient Romancivilization shares:
  • A written language
  • A system of government
  • Advances in arts and sciences
  • A common culture
physical characteristics
Physical Characteristics

Ancient Rome was….

  • Next to the Mediterranean Sea
  • It covered parts of Europe, Asia and Africa
  • A peninsula
  • Rocky and mountainous
  • Built on hills
  • Next to the Tiber River
representative democracy
Representative Democracy
  • Citizens (wealthy men) voted for representatives to make laws for them.
  • Laws applied to everyone.

We use a representative democracy in America today!

adaptations to the environment
Adaptations to the Environment

Ancient Romans adapted to their mountainous land by

  • Growing olives and grapes
  • Having small farms on terraced hillsides
  • Trading on the Mediterranean Sea
jobs of the romans
Jobs of the Romans
  • Farmers
  • Road builders
  • Traders
architecture
Architecture

Romans used

arches

in buildings, bridges and aqueducts.

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Aqueductswere designed to pump water in to the city. The water was used for humans and for irrigation.
road building
Road Building

The Romans created a network of paved highways. This joined the empire together and allowed soldiers to move swiftly from one area to another.

roman art
Roman Art

Roman artists created:

Pottery

Jewelry

Tools

Mosaics were a special art form that used small pieces of tile, glass or stone.

religion
Religion

The Romans began by worshipping different gods and goddesses (like the Greeks), but eventually become Christians.

ancient romans also
Ancient Romans also….
  • Changed our calendar to 365 days and named the months
  • Gave us 1/3 of our English language
  • Used Roman numerals that we still see today on clocks, watches, and in books

I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X

the people of ancient rome
The People of Ancient Rome
  • Men were citizens
  • Women were caretakers
  • Boys were educated
  • Girls learned handicrafts and household chores

What would you be doing in Ancient Rome?