Romans

  The Romans

I.   The Mysterious Etruscans - Pre-Roman Civilization in Italy

II.  Roman Republic 509-27, b.c.
     A. Patricians

            1.
consul
            2. 
Senate
            3. 
dictator
  
     B.  Plebeians
            1. tribunes
            2.
Assembly
     
C.  Conquest of Empire
           
1. Italy 
           
2. PUNIC Wars  (Latin Poenicus=Phoenician=Carthaginian    
               
264b.c;218 b.c.;149 b.c.    
           
3. Mediterranean world
    
D.  Fall of the Republic 146 b.c.-27 b.c.
           1.  Gracchi— Tiberius Gracchus (133 b.c.) and  Gaius (123 b.c.)
           2.  Civil conflict
           3. Octavian, Julius Caesar's grandnephew and adopted son.     

III. Roman Imperial Government
     A.  Octavian/Augustus Caesar
     B.  Reforms
     C.  Successors
          1.  Family rule from Tiberius to Nero, 14 to 65 CE    Suetonius' Twelve Caesars

               a.  Tiberius (a.d. 14-37)
               b. Caligula (a.d. 37-41)
               c. Claudius (a.d. 41-54)
               d. Nero ( a.d. 54-68)

          2.   Five Good Emperors

                a. Trajan (a.d. 98-117)
                b. Hadrian  (a.d. 117-138)
                c.  Antoninus Pius   (a.d 138-161)
                d. Marcus Aurelius (a.d. 161-180)

IV. Roman Society    
   
A. Religion
   
B. Family 
Life in Roman Times   
      
1. Paterfamilias
      
2. women/children

       3. marriage

      
4. baths   Role of Social Bathing in Classical Rome
      
5. games  Chariot Racing   Gladiatorial Games   Types of Gladiators
      
6. diet   Roman Foods

V.   The Collapse of the Roman Empire   and Fall of Western Roman Empire
     A.  Diocletian (a.d. 285-305)

     B. Constantine (a.d. 306-337)

VI.  Why the Western .Roman Empire fell

 

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.Roman chronolgy

Roman Republic

Life in Roman times

Roman Roads

Chart of the government of the Republic

Roman rulers/leaders

  Roman-slavery

Slave revolts

Caligula

 Lacus Curtius • The Roman Gladiator (Smith's Dictionary, 1875)

Roman banquet menu

Satyricon feast

Roman Empire

 Suetonius: Electronic Texts and Resources

 Constantine Converts to Christianity

 The Battle of Adrianople

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