In a few words, describe the rise of Rome.
Rome was the largest and most powerful city-state in the ancient world Rome expanded its territories through warfare and diplomacy The Roman Republic was established in 509 BC
The Rise of Rome
Romulus and Remus Emperor Augustus- 27 BC (Great Nephew of Julius Caesar) Tiberius Claudius (Expanded into Britain) Vespasian (Subverted Jewish revolts in Judea) Marcus Aurelius (Last great emperor of Rome- 161 AD-180 AD)
Important Roman Figures
Roman Republic: A form of government founded in 509 BC in which power was shared between the people and elected representatives. Consul: A senior magistrate in the Roman Republic, elected to serve one-year terms as general and civil administration. Pax Romana: The period of relative peace in the Mediterranean region from 27 BC to 180 AD while Rome held political power.
The Roman Empire is estimated to have had a population of over 70 million people. Rome was the first city in human history to reach a population of one million people. The Pantheon, a temple dedicated to all gods, is the best preserved building from Ancient Rome. The first "Apartment Complex" was created in Rome
Work together in pairs: What lasting effects has the rise of Rome had on the development of Western civilization?
Work together in pairs: What were the main factors that contributed to the rise and success of the Roman Empire?
Brain break: Draw the Coliseum or a picture of a Gladiator Event.
When did the rise of Rome begin?
Who were the two brothers credited with founding Rome?
- Romulus and Remus
- Pompey and Caesar
- Julius and Augustus
- Augustus and Nero
Which of the following was not one of the three major stages of Roman history?
- The Republic
- The Empire
- The Middle Ages
- The Monarchy
What was the name of the period of peace and prosperity that began in 27 BC?
- The Pax Romana
- The Pax America
- The Pax Britannica
- The Pax Germanica
Which event marked the end of the Roman Empire?
- The fall of Constantinople
- The Punic Wars
- The Battle of Actium
- The Edict of Milan