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history 313 feb 3 notes - Virtus and Empire Vir-Man-Roman...

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- Virtus and Empire - Vir -Man -Roman Frontiers -Marked by a place, line wall but the line is almost like a place to meet with the enemy to talk and try to adopt more for their army. -Roman ecological border -Border is on wine vs. beer -Wine and beer grow in the Mediterranean - But bear, grain, can grow in more places -Mediterranean protein packages do not work well with north of roman boarder. - People not on people/wine side would have a lot of milk, dairy, cheese- protein diet. On north side of boarder. -Lower populations because of amount of deaths due to lack of amount of food. Takes a lot of energy to feed livestock. -Population -Wealth in east and south because that’s where the people are -The more people, the more wealth- eastern side -The more people to do stuff to make money -Roman Government - Crisis of management 235-284 -May military commanders try to become emperor at once -Monetary problems -Emperor Diocletian 284-305 -great military commander -made political decisions to prevent roman empire falling apart -took other military leaders who wanted to be emperors and had them work with him to make it a better place -Generals work together -Divided empire into four sections -Regulated the natural divisions -added empires for each place called agustus and a ceaser working in unison -Tetrarchy: four guy rule - when agustus retired, a new ceaser would come to help - Religious traditionalist -wanted to revive the glories of the empire -tried to revive the currency - was not happy that people weren’t being religious - roman empire thought they were good because of the religion -“Great Persecution” 303-312 -wants to get rid of propriety and the religion of Christianity
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-Failed, instead Christians looked good after it -Tetrarchy -Did not work - Diocletian retired but the other Augustus did not retire -New civil war- but with better management - other emperors were fighting, asked for Diocletian’s help but he wouldn’t come back -Constantine - wins the civil war -rules whole empire: 313-337 -became interested in Christianity, and converted to the religion - once he allowed Christianity become a religion, he became interested - first Christian roman empire -Confirms toleration of Christianity in 312 - foundation of Constantinople 330 -called it new Rome -founded as a purely Christian city - brought stuff from old Rome to create a new capital for him -Eusebius -wrote history about the church during the time where Constantine is ruling Constantinople -Ecclesiastical history -prior to him, history thought that something would rise and become great, and then fall but he had a different idea -Teleological world view: history has a start, creation - it was created and where does it go next? -next world where the roman has a new world, where the religion is Christian -loves Constantine, and Constantinople -Christian Roman Empire -Constantine 313-337 -confirms toleration of Christianity in 312 - foundation of Constantinople 330 -council of Nicaea 325 -Called by emperor - Unity and uniformity -worked by exclusion Roman Government 4-5 th Century -usually two emperors
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course HIS 313 taught by Professor Neville during the Spring '12 term at University of Wisconsin.

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