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Early Roman Civilization. By Laurie Muratalla April 26,2007. Early Roman Life. Rome was a prosperous empire. Augustus reorganized and created a new era of prosperity. A video!. Go to this cool site to find maps and other information….

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early roman civilization

Early Roman Civilization

By Laurie Muratalla

April 26,2007

early roman life
Early Roman Life
  • Rome was a prosperous empire.
  • Augustus reorganized and created a new era of prosperity.
roman culture
Roman Culture
  • Roman artists and writers borrowed many ideas form the Greeks, like arches.
roman literature
Roman Literature
  • Roman authors based much of their writing on Greek works like from Homers Odessey.
roman science and engineering
Roman Science and Engineering

Greek science gave us a lot of information.

  • Galon was a Greek doctor that contributed important ideas like anatomy.
  • Ptolemy explained the

motion of planets and stars.

roman religion and philosophy
Roman Religion and Philosophy
  • They worshiped many gods and goddesses and believed that spirits lived in many natural things.
  • Emperors were worshiped as gods.
roman philosophy
Roman Philosophy
  • Greek philosophy such as Stoicism was borrowed and modified. Romans used it as a way to address the behavior of living in a practical way.
fun facts
Fun Facts
  • The Colosseum in Rome could hold 60,000 people.
  • It had a system of cages, ropes, and pulleys that brought wild animals up to the floor from the rooms underground.
another fun fact
Another Fun Fact
  • Paintings on vases, frescoes, and stone show Romans participating in sports.
comprehension questions
Comprehension Questions
  • Who reorganized Rome and created a new era of prosperity?
  • What did the Romans borrow from the Greeks?
  • What did the Romans believe in?
  • What facility held 60,000 people and why did they go there?
works cited
Works Cited

California Department of Education


Standards for my unit



National Geographic



United Streaming


Pictures and video clips of early Rome.

Photo of Agustus sculpture.