Rome and Christianity
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Which of the following was a Roman philosopher and public speaker who argued that the power of generals should be limited?
Who was murdered on the Ides of March?
The great epic the Aeneid was written by
Many Senators considered Julius Ceasar a threat because he had powerful allies, he was a great military leader, and was loved by many people in the empire.
Why did many Senators consider Julius Caesar a threat?
The military played a huge role in Ceasars rise to power because they trusted him and loved him and helped him to control territories
What role did the military play in Caesar's rise to power?
Octavian or Augustis took over Rome after Ceasars death.
Who took over Rome after Caesar's death?
Octavian took power from Marc Antony by making him commit suicide when he divorced Octavia for Cleopatra
How did Octavian take power from Marc Antony?
It was significant that Octavian did NOT take the title dictator because that is when the Senate assasinated his father.
Why is it significant that Octavian did not take the title of dictator?
The Romans took over the Mediterranean World
What areas of the world did the Romans take over?
Trade increased during the Pax Romana because there was more room for farming instead of wars and because it was peaceful
Why did trade increase during the Pax Romana?
A type of law based on the Roman law code was the civil law.
What type of law is based on the Roman law code?
I think people still study Latin to learn about the past.
Latin is no longer spoken. Why do you think people still study it?
Paul of Tarsus
Who spread Christian through letters in the Roman world and was an Appostle
Jerusalem in AD 30
Jesus was arrested in what place and time?
Jesus' dad is believed to be who?
Who was believed to be the Messiah?
What set of laws did the jews follow strictly?
What did Hadrian ban that caused him to ban judaism
because they only worshipped 1 god
why did the Romans think Jews insulted them?
Whose gods did the Romans base theirs on?
Jesus expected his followers to do what to everyone?
Jesus rose from the dead how many days after he died?
What roman leader was christian and removed all the bans on Christianity
100 years after Jesus' death _____ people were Christians
To where did Constantine move Rome's capital?
They would not grow enough crops to make a living
What effect did Roman farmers' fear of raids have on the empire?
the fearsome leader of the huns
Who was Attila?
The huns raided the Goths and forced them to move into Rome
Why did the Goths move into the Roman Empire?
organized all law into a new legal system called Justinians code and over Rome
What were two of Justinian's major accomplishments?
people spoke Greek instead of Latin
east formed orthodox churches
Name two ways that the Byzantine Empire was different from the Western Roman Empire.