World History-WCA-Chapter 5
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What was the period of peace in the Mediterranean World lasting from 31 BC to AD 180 called?
List three titles or names for Octavian
princeps(first citizen), Caesar and Augustus
What did Octavian institute within the empire in order to provide or fairer taxing of provinces?
How often did Octavian order the census to take place?
Every 14 years
How did many of the self-seeking, corrupt emperors of the late empire win the favor of the people?
They provided the people of Rome "free" grain and amusements
What culture greatly influenced Roman culture?
Who was called the "Homer of Rome"?
What city was covered by the volcanic ash of Mount Vesuvius and not rediscovered until the mid-eighteenth century?
What was the name of the man and his theory that stated that the earth was the center of the universe?
Ptolemy; geocentric theory
Who was a leading Stoic philosopher of the Roman Empire and also tutor to an emperor?
Who was Seneca's(Stoic philosopher) student?
What is the term for the centers of worship established by the Jews who were scattered abroad?
Why did the Jewish religious leaders reject Jesus as their Messiah?
He called them sinners who needed to repent in order to be right with God, in public.
What is the gospel?
Those who repent of their sins and submit to Jesus as Lord and Messiah receive forgiveness of sins. They are transferred from the Kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of Christ.
Which emperor made Christianity a legal religion in the empire?
Which emperor made Christianity the official religion of the empire?
What heresy challenged the deity of Christ?
At what council in 325 was the truth of Christ's deity affirmed?
the council of Nicaea
What were three economic problems troubling Rome in the late days of the empire?
1. decline in revenue of the government
2. increased tax burden on the people
Which emperor sought to solve the political problems of the empire by dividing the empire into four administrative divisions called prefectures?
Which emperor divided the empire between his two sons, leading to the division of the Roman empire into two separate empires?
What did the Romans call the Germanic peoples who settled along the borders of the empire and threatened the security of the empire?
In what year did the Western Roman Empire collapse, when a non-Roman was placed on the imperial throne?