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7.Roman Empire and the Pax Romana_outline - Lecture 7: The...

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Lecture 7: The Roman Empire and the Pax Romana Key Terms: -Julio-Claudians -Line of Emperors from Julius -“Five Good Emperors” -Line of Nerva. Succession problems solved. 96-180 AD. Golden Age -Diocletian -particularly strong general come to power in 284-304 AD. Emperor -Dominate -No longer princepit-No façade about participation in Government. All about Autocratic -Constantinople -Emperor who moved capital to Constantinople. -Adrianople -Battle in which gernmanic forces beat Romans-signifies the loss of power of army -neo-Platonism - Neo-platism- believes that there is a higher world. But difference from plato is not philosophy but spiritual experience. Questions: 1. What traditions or institutions allowed the Roman Empire to function successfully so long? 2. What changes in these institutions help explain the “fall” of the Roman Empire? I. Octavian/Augustus and the Principate (finish from Monday) II. How does the Empire operate? (Answer: order and stability) A. Political order Everything flows from Emperors power B. Social order Did not want people to rock the boat or question authority He gives public things for support Sewage system, fire department, police, building codes, architecture Uses own personal wealth to bring in grain to feed poor. 70% of rome relies on this. Adopts morally conservative policies.
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