How many years aia the roman empire last
What was the population of RE?
50 million people
what year is considered the hight?
What happened in the year 500 C.E.
The western half of the great empire colapsed
Marks the end of the _______________ and the begginging of the _________________
Acient World Middle Ages
What did Roman citizens have to pay tofinance Rome's huge armies?
The RE of the past and the U.S. today have the same economic problem. What is it?
There is a large amount of peole unemployed
What Did wealthy romans use to work their large estates?
SLAVES and cheap labor
What made the Roman Empire's roads unsafe?
A rise in Crime
Why was it difficult for the RE to defend itself?
Because of it's huge size an the army began to srink when Constintine converted the empire to Cristianity
What did Emperor Constintine do in 330 CE?
Moved the capital of the empire 850 miles east to Byzantium
After Constintine's regin, power over the vast empire was divided between 2 emperors, one based in________________ and one based in ____________
what occurred in 410 CE?
The visagoths attacked and looted Rome
What occurred in 476CE?
The Last Emperor in the west was drivin from his throne
The _____________ half of the RE began to dissolve into seprate kingdoms ruled by different tribes. the ___________ half of the empire continued for another 1000 years.
Today we call that empire the__________ Empire after Byzantium the original name of it's capital city.
Western Eastern Byzantine
Rome was founded as a rebublic
Rome was a republic before it became an empire
The city of rome was the capital of the republic and the empire
When rome was a republic it led by a single ruler
AS the republic grew the army got smaller
T&F: The roman republic like the US today chose leaders to represent them in making decitions
when did rom become a republic?
When did the roman republic end?
how many years did the roman republic last?
What is the name of the period when the roman rulers brought peace and wealth to the Mediterranian region?
How was the Roman Empire connected?
roads and sea routes
what 2 things helped reunite the RE?
common language-Latin and trade
Why did the Pax Romaina end in 180 AD?
Invaders threatened the empire
What did Augustus contribute to the emprire?
Brought peace after civl war
Breek was the official language of the empire
romance languages developed from latin
most of the western part spoke latin
most of the eastern part spoke latin
the word "three" is the same in spanish and latin
english is a romance language
many word in english hav latin roots
What created disorder within the RE?
civl war disise and famine
where did the barbarians that invaded come from?
Asia and Europe
who was the lad t major roman emperor to rule the united empire
What is he known as?
the 1st cristain emoperor
what happened to the roman empire in 395?
it was divided into eastern and western empires
which empire still thrived after 476
how did the meaning of barbarian change?
origionally it ment an an insult to a non greek speaker now its just used to mean uncvilazed
when did the huns migrate west
which barbarian group entered the western part of the empire through germany?
sueves alans and vandles
which barbarian group invaded Northern Africa and then italy
which 2 barbarian groups attacked rome at di. times?
vandals and visagoths
what was the most populated city from 500