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Unformatted text preview: 2/20/2009 1 Clio and Caves: Clio and Caves: Dr. Minor’s Principles of Dr. Minor’s Principles of History History Clio: The Muse of History Greek: Kleio “To tell” Crossing the Rubicon: Crossing the Rubicon: Imperial Rome and the Imperial Rome and the Rise of Christianity Rise of Christianity 2/20/2009 2 The “eternal city” came to dominate much of the ancient West—and was the seedbed of the Middle Ages Roman Senate Equestrians Nobiles 2/20/2009 3 The 3 Punic Wars deteriorated the position and efficacy of Rome’s citizen-soldiers Latifundium in modern Spain So What? Smaller army Higher Taxes Urban Proletariat Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus—the Gracchi— proposed sweeping land sweeping land reforms to offset the impact of the rise of latifundia 2/20/2009 4 The Gracchi Land Reforms Cost Tiberius his life Reactionary rather than revolutionary Actually worked Gaius carried on Senate Reaction? Senatus consultum ultimum Marius Not only restored the army to prominence in Rome, but made it the foremost power in the Empire “Rome was now Italy, and Italy Rome” The Italian War tied Rome to its Italian allies politically and militarily 2/20/2009 5 Sulla Fought with Marius for military command— and bisected Roman politics in the process Marius vs. Sulla: What (or Who) Else Lay Ahead for the Roman Republic? Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar vied for dominance and changed the face of Roman republicanism Two Heroes for the Senate Crassus took on Spartacus’ slave rebellion Pompey earned favor with skilled warfare in Spain 2/20/2009 6 Cicero Worked to restore a “concord of the orders” But Senate wary of Pompey . . . And anyone else with too much popularity or loyalty If you can’t beat ‘em: rejected by the Senate, Julius Caesar joined forces with fellow forces with fellow...
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