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The Fall of Rome and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
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Fall of the Roman Empire Rome was the most powerful empire the world had ever seen. Its architecture was Hellenistic and its road system was as impressive as that of the Inca in S. America
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Roman Empire at its height 117 C.E.
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Roman legal accomplishments Rome had a republican democracy sometimes Rome had a senate where patricians could represent people
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Rule of Law It means nobody is above the law, not the king, not the senate, not the people, not the police. Laws are written down and must be respected
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Rule of Law!!
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Three other examples
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Disease led to its Fall  "Realizing what a deadly disaster had come to  them, the people quickly drove the Italians  from their city. But the disease remained, and  soon death was everywhere. Fathers  abandoned their sick sons. Lawyers refused to  come and make out wills for the dying. Friars  and nuns were left to care for the sick, and  monasteries and convents were soon deserted,  as they were stricken, too. Bodies were left in  empty houses, and there was no one to give  them a Christian burial." 
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Bubonic plague “Black plague” It was called the black plague because of the dark spots found on its victims
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Coffins were rare, most were buried in mass graves!
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Why was Rome so affected by the Plague?
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Fall of Rome Rome was besieged by various tribes from modern day Germany and France.
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Although the fall of the Roman Empire did not happen overnight, many consider its fall the beginning of the Middle Ages or Dark Ages.
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Classical Era (Greece and Rome) 500 B.C.- 600 A.D. Middle Ages (time of knights and
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Minor during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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