Roman Empire. Mr. Stikes. End of the Republic. Remember, Julius Caesar enacted a series of reforms that increased the power of the lower classes In response, he was killed by a group of Senators on the Ides (15 th ) of March, 44 B.C. “Death of Caesar” by Vincenzo Camuccini.
Nominally independent, under control of Cleopatra (Cleopatra VII)
DID YOU KNOW: Antony was married to Octavian’s sister Octavia before he married Cleopatra
Octavian is sole ruler of Rome
DID YOU KNOW: The term “Five Good Emperors” is taken from Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Trajan’s Column in Rome
Top: Flat rocks at least 6 in. deep, placed into moist concrete
Concrete with gravel or sand and lime, poured in layers, curved to allow for draining
Concrete with pottery pieces
Stones (4-5 in. in dia.) cemented together with mortar or clay
Sand or lime mortar
Bottom: packed earth
Depth: 6-9 feet
Width: 9-12 feet
DID YOU KNOW: The city of Rome was served by around 300 miles of aqueducts, of which only around 10% were above ground.
DID YOU KNOW: Each Augustus and Caesar had his own capital and territory.
“FALL OF ROME”?