12 Roman Empire lecture

12 Roman Empire lecture - The Roman Empire Creative World...

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Unformatted text preview: The Roman Empire Creative World Dominance Rule by one man The Roman Republic was based on the principle that there would be no king The Republic began its decline when single rulers became too powerful Caesar was killed, in part, because he tried to set himself up as a king It is ironic, then, that the Roman Empire is characterized by rule by single, powerful individuals Good and bad emperors are determined on whether they were good or bad for the empire Octavian/Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus 63 BC-14 AD Octavian, nephew of Julius Augustusthe greatest Princeps civitatis Auctoritas = prestige, power from trust, influence Who else has had this kind of power? How does a leader get this kind of power? Caesar Augustus Beginning the Empire Augustinian Code Added to the road system 53,000 miles of paved roads Postal system and other city infrastructure Standard currency system Improved harbors Military Succession Caesar Augustus 27 BC 69 AD Julio-Claudians Augustus Tiberius Gaius (Caligula) Claudius Nero Year of the Four Emperors 69 96 AD Flavians Vespasian Titus Domitian 96 193 AD Nervan-Antonian Nerva Trajan Hadrian Antoninus Pius Marcus Aurelius Commodus 193 284 AD Crisis during the 3 rd Century 284 308 AD Tetrarchy Diocletian 308 337 AD Constantinian Constantine the Great 337 476 AD Post-Constantinian Julian the Apostate Theodocius Romulus Augustus Claudius, Aggripina and Nero Nero 27 BC 69 AD Julio-Claudians Augustus Tiberius Gaius (Caligula) Claudius Nero Year of the Four Emperors 69 96 AD Flavians Vespasian Titus Domitian 96 193 AD Nervan-Antonian Nerva Trajan Hadrian Antoninus Pius Marcus Aurelius Commodus 193 284 AD Crisis during the 3 rd Century Many military emperors 284 308 AD Tetrarchy Diocletian 308 337 AD Constantinian Constantine the Great 337 476 AD Post-Constantinian Julian the Apostate Theodocius Romulus Augustus Flavians Military leaders Last great expansion of the Empire Put down the revolts of the Jews 27 BC 69 AD...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Spring '08 term at BYU.

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