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Legacy of the Roman Empire. Chapter 1. Essential Question. How is power lost and gained?. Intro. 27 B.C.E to 476 C.E. 50 million people Connected by law, customs, military and culture. Extent of Roman Empire. “All Roads Lead to Rome.”. What does this mean?

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essential question
Essential Question
  • How is power lost and gained?
intro
Intro
  • 27 B.C.E to 476 C.E.
  • 50 million people
  • Connected by law, customs, military and culture
all roads lead to rome
“All Roads Lead to Rome.”
  • What does this mean?
  • “Rome has perished but still lives on”
roman art
Roman Art
  • Influenced by the Greeks
    • “Greco-Roman”
  • Lifelike busts and statues
  • Murals, Mosaics, Frescoes
  • Blown glass
  • Cameo
  • Influenced many Renaissance artists
roman architecture and engineering
Roman Architecture and Engineering
  • Vault – arched structure used to hold up a roof
  • Dome – a roof shaped like a half-circle
  • Stadiums
  • Cathedrals
  • Arch
  • Roads
  • Aqueducts – a pipe or channel built to carry water between places
roman language and writing
Roman Language and Writing
  • Latin…led to Italian, Spanish and French
  • English has borrowed from Latin
  • Proverbs – a popular saying that is meant to express something wise or true
    • “E pluribus unum” (Out of many, one)
  • Roman Numerals
months
Months…
  • August – named for Caesar Augustus
  • September – “the seventh month”
    • Roman year started in March
  • October – “the eighth month”
english words influenced by latin
English words influenced by Latin
  • Anima – animal
  • Manus – manual
  • Verbum – verbal
  • Militare - military
  • Civis - civic
  • Pre (before)
  • Post (after)
  • Semi (half)
  • Sub (under)
philosophy study of wisdom knowledge and the nature of reality
Philosophy – study of wisdom, knowledge and the nature of reality
  • Stoicism
    • Divine intelligence ruled all of nature
    • Good character
    • Bearing pain and suffering quietly
    • “stoic”
    • Marcus Aurelies
law and citizenship
Law and Citizenship
  • Roman law and justice influenced France Italy and America
  • Law influenced by nature
    • Everyone had rights
    • Declaration of Independence taken from this
  • Citizenship
    • Citizenship to all free people of the Empire
    • Must obey laws and swear allegiance in return for same rights
assignment
Assignment
  • Create a group collage from modern day examples of Roman influences on society.
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