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Winning an Empire: Social and Economic Effects
Terms in this set (13)
Conquests and control of busy trade routes brought what to Rome?
Where did generals,official's, and traders amassed fortunes from?
loots,taxes, and commerce
A new class of wealthy merchant emerged what did they built?
lavish mansions and filed then with luxuries imported from the east
The wealthy families bought up huge estates called what?
As Rome conquered more and more lands they forced people they captured to in war to what?
Work as slaves in on the latifundia
What affect did the use of slave labor have on small farmers?
it hurt them because they were unable to produce food as cheaply as the Latifundia did
What were the farmers problem?
drove down grain prices
Many farmers what because of grain down price?
fell in debt and had to sell land
What did landless farmers do?
Flock around Rome looking for jobs
While the landless farmers were looking for jobs they joined a class of people called the?
What was the effect of the huge gap between the rich and poor widening ?
angry mobs began rioting
What did the new wealth also increase?
Roman became what instead of virtues such as simplicity, hard working, and devotion to duty so prized in the early republic?
Greedy and self- interested
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