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ADD STUFF WE NEED MORE INFO, COTRIBUTEEEEE *<I:{)} -Video he showed in class: Ten Minute English and British History #08-1066 and the Norman Conquest (Short Documentary): Ten Minute History -Here’s a website that gives bullet points of important and key events in the history of Europe - How did Europe change over time? A.400 BC-1000 AD Romans and the Greek: Rome: From City-State to Empire Romans fell around 200 CE Had a caste system of which men who occupied territory or those in the military were allowed many freedoms especially privately, allowing them to get away with many crimes The people below them were very poor and some could not support taxes Language derived from Latin Occupied Western Europe and Western Mediterranean The architecture of both the Greeks and Romans, as well as poetry and technology, influenced Western Europe Army was massive and fierce and was able to conquest vast amounts of land With gaining so much land that caused an increase in diversity which then allowed for many elite factions to rise up against the Romans Another cause to the fall of the Romans was how epidemic disease spread Greece: Classical Greece emerged around 750 B.C.E. Population was 2 mill to 3 mill With it’s geography consisting of steep mountains and valleys, it was able to divide the peninsula into hundreds of city-states or small settlements Smelted metals like lead, silver, copper, bronze, which required large amounts of wood causing many issues to the environment such as deforestation, and soil corrosion States were fiercely independent against each other, but all spoke the same language and worshipped the same gods Rivalries between Sparta, Athens, Thebes, and Corinth, and other larger city-states Very expansive people, but expansion turned into making settlements Between 750 and 500 BCE Greeks established settlements around the Mediterranean basin and the rim of the Black Sea
Had citizenship which consisted of free people managing the affairs of the state At first only men of great riches and well-born men had the rights of the full citizen, but that soon changed overtime as that later included the lower classes Feudalism: -King at the top, peasants at the bottom -Peasants worked for food and support under the lords that owned the land, lords were controlled by the king -Started in the dark ages -Slowly started to diminish Byzantine Empire (Eastern Rome or “New Rome”): Unified and centralized government Capital= Constantinople Location= Located on the trade routes between Europe and Asia as well as the Mediterranean and Black Seas Religion= Eastern Orthodox Christianity Attempted to preserve some elements of the Roman Empire Unlike the western Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire was… Wealthier and more urbanized Had a more defensible capital; Constantinople was walled in Stronger army and navy Strong leaders and clever diplomacy

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