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Unformatted text preview: Roman Republic 500 BCE 30 BCE Roman Empire 30BCE- 500 CE Late Antiquity (inside Roman Empire) 300CE- 50CE Characteristics of EMPIRE CENTRALIZED SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY: Oligarchy- elite few Monarchy-Theocracy- religious elite Aristocracy-Plutocracy- rule by wealthy CONTROLS OVER ECONOMIC ACTIVITY Production and distribution ENFORCEMENT OF SOCIAL CONTROLS AND WILL OF SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY Use of military and religion TENDENCY TOWARD EXPANSION NETWORK FOR IMPLEMENTAION OF SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY Bureaucracy and military Roman Republic 500BC 30BC Defeat of the Etruscans Creation of the Republic Invasion of the Celts 390 BCE Expansion in Italian Peninsula (concomitantly to the east: from Greece, the rise of Alexander the Great 320s) Gracchi Reform Strong-man rule The Triumvirates Roman empire 30Bc- 500ad Late Antiquity 300ad- 500ad...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Reagan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.
- Spring '10