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The Roman Empire

The Roman Empire

Ancient Rome — Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts The decadence and incompetence of Commodus (180-192) brought the golden age of the Roman emperors to a disappointing end. His death at the hands of his own ministers sparked another period of civil war, from which Lucius Septimius Severus (193-211) emerged victorious. During the third century Rome suffered from a cycle of near-constant conflict. A total of 22 emperors took the throne, many of them meeting violent ends at the hands of the same soldiers who had propelled them to power. Meanwhile, threats from outside plagued the empire and depleted its riches, including continuing aggression from Germans and Parthians and raids by the Goths over the Aegean Sea. The reign of Diocletian (284-305) temporarily restored peace and prosperity in Rome, but at a high cost to the unity of the empire. The stability of this system suffered greatly after Diocletian and Maximian retired from office. Access hundreds of hours of historical video, commercial free, with HISTORY Vault.

Ancient Rome Unit Study and Timeline by Cindy Downes - Oklahoma Homeschool This unit is ©Copyright 2004-2010 by Cindy Downes. All rights reserved. Permission is given to homeschooling parents and classroom teachers to use these units free of charge in their own homeschool or classroom only. Index and Recommended Lesson Plan: Directions: This unit has been designed to be completed in nine weeks, covering two, 1 - 3 hour lessons per week. You can print off the free Ancient Rome Timeline Pieces and Timeline to use in your own homeschool. A history based unit should include a timeline study of the major historical events, a biographical examination of the major people living in these civilizations, an investigation into the major discoveries or accomplishments of each civilization, an understanding of specific terminology, and map and culture studies of the various civilizations and their modern counterparts. Unit Project Suggestion: Create a notebook for each unit. Back to Top Recommended Resources: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible in 15 Minutes a Day! Back to Top

Ancient Roman History Timeline Provides a chronological index of the history of Ancient Rome with extensive links to internet resources. Emphasis is placed upon the use of primary source material, numismatics, and a focus upon the roles of women in ancient time. scroll down for the timeline Thank you for visiting! Timeline Menu Ridley Scott's GLADIATOR is a great film. Is it great history? Click here to learn the real story behind the events and characters portrayed in the movie. Kindly report any suggestions, problems, errors, or dead links by emailing david(at) Using info from this site? For detailed copyright information and bibliographic citation, click here contact the author by emailing david(at) (note: replace (at) with the @ symbol) Copyright © David Neelin: All Rights Reserved c. 2nd Millennium BCE || Archeological Remains Archeology reveals human remains, elk bones, bronze artifacts (rings, axes, etc.) c. 1st Millennium BCE || The Etruscans 753 BCE || Legendary Founding of Rome then later:

A Gateway to Ancient Rome William Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, an encyclopedic work containing a lot of good basic information (and references to primary sources), was published in 1875: it is thus an educational resource in the public domain. I've been putting a large selection of articles from it online, often as background material for other webpages. It is illustrated with its own woodcuts and some additional photographs of my own. Chariots and carriages, the theatre, circus and amphitheatre, roads, bridges, aqueducts, obelisks, timepieces, organs, hair curlers; marriage & children, slaves, dance, salt mines, and an awful lot more; among which special sections on law, religion, warfare, daily life, and clothing.

Julius Caesar Triumphs (The ROMAN REPUBLIC – continued) Sulla created a political constitution that he believed would restore order and dignity to Rome. Believing in firm government by leaders of the upper classes, he reduced the powers of the tribunes and the people's assembly (Comitia Plebus). He gave seats in the Senate to members of the equites, believing that they too should be a part of the ruling elite and that this would put the equites in support of the government rather than the mob. Spartacus and Slavery A Roman soldier named Spartacus became an outlaw, perhaps after having deserted. The slaves on Vesuvius were too diverse for any one leader to control. The slave army broke through Crassus' lines and pushed south to the toe of the Italian peninsula, where it hoped to cross into Sicily. After this latest slave uprising the demand for slaves declined among the Romans, largely from fear of slaves in great numbers. Julius Caesar Sulla's constitutional law was of little account. Sources