Ancient Greece: Business and Pleasure Chapter 18-20 By Sierra, Kyra and Olivia
Chapter 18: Gladiators and Circuses People love to be entertained, and Rome's leaders were expert in exploiting this human desire for their own purposes. The understood that staging extravagant shows featuring wild beasts and gladiators- and charging no admission- would win over a rowdy crowd. The violence featured in many of these spectacles reflected Rome’s celebration of military conquest.
Colosseum Was a egg-shaped amphitheatre made of concrete and stone
Arena Is a circular or oval shaped enclosed area made to show theatre or sports
Ludi Where they held festival-like events, to entertain the people ( mainly in coliseums)
What were the origins of the ludi? What were some of the major festivals?
How were sucessful performers (gladiators and chariot racers) treated?
“The Roman people were devoted to two things: food and free shows” What was his opinion of the average Roman?
HOMEWORK Build an artifact or recreate a scene with play dough from the ancient roman ludi: coliseum, swords, chariot races, food vendors….
Chapter 19: How to Get rich in Rome A vibrant economy maintained and enriched More’s great empire. Roman citizens grew and depended upon goods from all over the world. These included essentials, such as grain from North Africa, as well as luxuries such as ivory, perfumes, and silk from the East. In return, Rome’s currency brought prosperity to the lands under its control.
Monsoon A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally. In this case were talking about the monsoon around the Indian ocean.
According to the map, what trade goods would Rome get from the Monsoon Route?
HOMEWORK Study the map of trading products in the Roman Empire and surrounding regions. Then answer the questions.
Chapter 20: The restless Builder: The Emperor Hadrian The Emperor Hadrian did not fit the mold of Roman ruler. He loved the arts more than war and did not attempt to hide his admiration of Greek Civilization. Yet this acentric man brought peace and security to Rome’s territories for more than 20 years.
Why did some people refer to the young Hadrian as the “Little Greek”?
What famous structure did Hadrian build that showed his desire to defend the empire’s borders?
What is unusual about the buildings Hadrian built on his retreat 20 miles outside of Rome?
Newspaper Article Write a newspaper report that tells about Hadrian's famous wall. What was its purpose? What were the weather conditions during building? How did the soldiers live?