Day 7 - Rome

Day 7 - Rome - 1 2 ROME Romans actively copied Greek...

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1 1 ROME 2 Romans actively copied Greek culture, but added own perspectives - 3 Public buildings monumental symbols greatness of Roman empire infrastructure -aqueducts, sewer systems, public baths, road network 4 Rome founded 753 BC - good strategic position. Required conquered people to sign treaty of alliance, offered Roman citizenship. 5 Rival Carthage (Tunisia) - rich port, among largest cities Hellenistic age. 6 elephants across Alps to fight Rome. 7 146 BC Rome razes Carthage after three-year siege - becomes Africa. Legions then conquer Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Gaul (France) 8 27 BC Augustus made Rome empire. the Danube - 100 million people. 9 Roman Empire 5 centuries, 27 BC - 476 AD "Pax Romana" Roman peace Expansion trade. Agrarian economy; small craft production. Spread vineyards to France, olives to Africa.
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2 Silk Road to China, Japan, South Asia 10 Different cultures mingle. techniques from other cultures. Conquered areas rich natural Greeks. 11 empire together. Outposts linked by network of roads, to aid communication, business, military defense 12 Rome urban civilization - want to improve city life, connect cities 13 Rome population about one million, slaves at least 20% 14 excellent urban infrastructure - wealth spent on public works - sense provincial leaders tried to recreate Rome - theaters, arenas, forums, infrastructure in other towns. 15 where produced. Greek emphasize form & beauty of eternal ideal; Rome practical rule
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3 empire. different types of public architecture - Greek Acropolis elaborate temples. Romans had temples… 16 But Forum (main public space) as much secular as religious. Political 17 Temples, but also palaces, judicial buildings, law courts, public meeting spaces, Senate, monuments, shops. Nearby Trajan’s
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 284 taught by Professor Bix during the Winter '07 term at Iowa State.

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Day 7 - Rome - 1 2 ROME Romans actively copied Greek...

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