5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Cicero: (pg. 202): "What sort of thing is the law? It is the kind that cannot be bent by influence, or broken by power, or spoiled by money."
- Rome is located at the center of Italy, Italy is at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea was at the center of the known Wester World. Rome's seven hills made it very easy to defend, the soil was fertile, and there was a flowing river called the Tiber River. Romulus and Remus originally settled here because it seemed like a very nice place to live. It became so much more.
- Dark Ages
- a He is saying that the government should not be destroyed by; influence, money, or power.
- b a unit of an empire; the provinces of the Roman Empire each had a governor supported by an army
- c period without literature and learning. Most culture stopped. The Catholic churches flourished. they welcomed Catholics into the churches. They rewrote the bible which kept writing alive.
- d B.P.2) How do you think Rome's geographic setting affected the growth of the empire?
- e 3 types of slaves: house slaves: often treated as a member of the family, sometimes get adopted of married into the family, agricolture slaves: had a hard life forced to work in the farming fields, mine slaves: had terrible life worked in dangerous mines. All slaves had no rights.
5 Multiple choice questions
- (100-44 B.C) Roman political and military leader; became dictator for life in 44 B.C; greatly improved the Roman government; was murdered by Roman senators because of his great power
- someone who died for a cause they believe in.
- Where gladiators fought, and other shows were held there.
- Date of Fall of Byzantium; Roman capita which was changed to Constantinople
- He is saying that if something goes wrong the Christians are always blamed and killed. They don't care who did it, they just hate the Christians and want to get rid of them in any way they can.
5 True/False questions
Concrete → one of two officials who led the ancient Roman Republic. One was a patrician, and the other was a plebeian, this was to make it fair between each side of the social class
This is probably the most important big picture question. After evil and psychotic and psychopathic emperors like Nero we had an amazing emperor like Constantine. He struggled to spread Christianity. It provided comfort and authority at a time when hope for Mighty Rome was about to become a nope. He was a great emperor and it seemed like all was well, but really, all was not. 125 years before the only Christian emperor, Marcus Aurelius, a great emperor known for his wisdom, but apparently not really wise, left his son the infamous Commodus in charge of Rome (180 A.D) He was crazy and savage and loved random bloodshed of soldiers. Crazy. So he began a period of weak and corrupt rulers. Right? They were almost always successful generals and NOT politicians at all. The economy of the government fell to pieces and the senate totally lost it's power. The army began to be made up of mercanaries, people who have no loyalty to serve the army and do it only for pay. The Size of the Empire became a huge problem, but when she stopped conquering lands. no new sources of wealth became available and the taxes grew very heavy. The money was being drained out to pay for a government that simply refused to fight, and unenpliyment rapidly spread. A scarcity of food caused the price of food to go up, so the government began producing more money as coins. With less and less silver, they put less and less in each coin, and they soon became worthless. Lastly, Rome was powerless against the Germanic tribes, or barbarians.Then Romulus Agustuslus, at only 14 came into power, amd Oadacer stepped up and put him on a farm to work like a plebeian. → B.P.4) What were the reasons in detail for the fall of Rome?
Mercenary → someone who died for a cause they believe in.
Nero's response to the rise of Christianity → a terrible fire went on in Rome for nine days. Nero blamed the Christians and had them killed which created martyrs which attracted new followers.
Byzantium → a city were present day Istanbul is and it became Constantinople when Constantine was in rule