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ANCIENT ROME TERMS-MIDTERM 2

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Hannibal
Strong Military Carthaginian General in Second Punic War - who crossed the Alps and dominate Italy for some time
The Battle at Cannae
crucial battle of the Second Punic War where Consuls decide against Fabius skirmish tactics
field of flowers
hannibal came in from behind- Pincer Movement ; double envelop
80,000 dead + consul +1/3 senator
Hasdrubal
Hannibal brother - reinforcements who were cut off at the end of the war
Scipio Africanus
Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
Terms of surrender for Carthage second Punic War
surrender fleet
large payment
no war without permission
could no longer be a mediterranean power
Bithynia
Where Hannibal commits suicide (poison) when he was about to be handed over to the Romans (c. 182 BC)
Spain after the 2nd Punic War
governed by 2 praetors
exploited for natural resources
Publicani
collected taxes
private contractors
prorogation
extended term in office
proconsul, propraetor
gives time to finish up business
Philip V
king of ancient Macedonia whose confrontations with the Romans led to his defeat and his loss of control over Greece
1st Macedonian War
215-205 Philip V attempting to ally with Hannibal
Rome has its handful with Hannibal, rome declared war of Macedonia, Macedonia vs. Rome + Greece ended in a draw
2nd Macedonian war
(200-196): Rome intervened on behalf of the Greeks, forced Philip to surrender his fleet and pay a large fine
Rome sucked into this war
3rd Macedonian War
171-168
Philip's son Perseus deposed by Romans; end of monarchy in Macedon
Cato
"Carthage delenda est"
Came into the senate holding an apple - this apple was in Carthage three days ago - it was a very short ship journey from Rome to Carthage- "Carthage must be destroyed"
3rd Punic War
3 years
Rome cut off supplies to Carthage
invaded in 146- street fighting with heavy casualties
Rome laid salt on the fields and destroyed the city
led by Scipio Amilianus
Dido (historical)
Elissa
Founder/Queen of Carthage
royal Pheonician who went into Exile to escape her brother who murdered her husband
clever
threw bags into sea
cut the ox hide into strips to put around land
Byrsa Hill
commits suicide to save her city
sacrifice-brave
Pygmalion
Didos corrupt brother
murdered her brother
Acerbas
Didos first husband who was murdered by her brother for a fake treasure
Dido at Cyprus
kidnapps 80 temple prostitutes
supplies
Iarbas
Berber King who gave dido an ox hide to claim her land
to control Carthage, tried to force Dido into marriage
ox and horse head meaning
ox- wealthy but subjugated
Horse- powerful in war
Dido (myth)
met Aeneas on his way to Italy
anachronistic - they couldn't have met
falls in love with Aeneas, but he must start Rome - heartbroken she declares that Aeneas descendants/ Romans will always be an enemy - commits suicide
cowardice
sets a basis for Rome and Carthage Wars
Masinissa
leader of Numidians in aid of Rome during Punic Wars
Bacchus
(classical mythology) god of wine
shouting, frenzied dancing, the use of cymbals and drums, drinking and some sexual license
The Cursus Honorum
"Ladder of Offices"
quaestor-tribune-praetor-consul/-censor
Scipio Amilianus
jumped the cursus honorum. Was elected consul without being praetor first and not being old enough
Destroyed Carthage in 3rd Punic War
Elder Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
had held office twice
Tiberius Gracchus
enforce a land law that was overlooked
one person could only exploit 500 iugera, or 300 acres of land. The rest could be confiscated by officials. He was to redistribute this land to the landless in Rome.
vetoed by fellow tribune ______. ran for reelection - said to by a tyrant
was beaten to death by a fellow tribune with the leg of a stool
Agrarian Commission
run by Tiberius and Gaius and tiberius father in Law (Appius Claudius Pulcher) to oversee the Land reform of Tiberius, Senate refuses to fund the commission, so it is funded by the money left to Rome by Pergamon; is not shut down when Tiberius is assassinated.
Gaius Gracchus
Was an electric speaker
created a flat price for grain - help the populace
Senate must allot provinces before Consular election
Put the Equestrian as the jury to water down the power of the senate
so the senate cannot judge themselve in trial
renewed land reform, one in Carthage
retreated with Flaccus to Aventine Hill; commits and honorable suicide
Gaius Opimius
Consul the year 121 when G Gracchus lost his third election as tribune. Tried to revoke some of his legislation.

Herald killed at a public uproar - so he attack Gracchus and Flaccus at Aventine Hill
under a SCU
Senatus consultum ultimum
final decree of the senate; made by L. Opimius who vowed to annul Gracchus' legistaltion-consuls given the power to do whatever they want to protect the state- results in the death of thousands of Gracchian supporters; enabled Pompey to direct Caesar to disband his army; Emergency decree that allowed senate to do anything needed to restore peace
Optimate
of the nobility or aristocracy
supporters of the senate
followed the traditional cursus honorum
Populares
support the citizens to advance their own ambitions
Noble
ancestor served as consul
Novus homo
"New man"
the first in the family to become consul or gain high popularity or office
Imago
A lifelike mask of a family's most important ancestor that was placed on the lararium and worshiped.
why kiss your dying family member?
catch the soul and final breath

the name was also shouted three times
be placed on the earth
coin in mouth
placed on the atrium
Eulogy
festival of rememberance of an ancestor
Triumph
original means o purifying army and thanking Gods
became the rare and great honor that a general, who dressed and acted like Jupiter, received for victory
Senate decided
libertas
freedom of speech
could curse the general
Triumphal Arch in Orange
• Stand around the Roman EMPIRE - territories ruled by Rome
• Audiences everywhere
• Enhance their prestige
• Passageway for future generals
• Document semi-permanently the triumph
• Picture of the column- Trajan's Column
• Carved Scenes wind up the column and then topped with a statue of general himself
Adherbal
son of Micipsa; banished by Jugurtha
runs to Rome
got east part of Numidia
invaded by Jugurtha and executed
Hiempsal
son of Micipsa; murdered by Jugurtha
Jugurtha
adopted son of Micipsa;
eliminates both his brothers for Numidia
bribes some Roman nobles
Marius
general who captures Jugurtha; marries into patrician family (Julia)
popularis
tribune of the plebs
becomes consul and ends war with Jugurtha (triumph)
Bocchus I (King of Maurentania)
betrays and hands over Jugurtha
Quintus Metellus
opposition of Marius' consulship