The Age of Augustus (31BC- AD 14)
In 27 BC, Octavian proclaimed the "restoration of the Republic"
Only traditional republican forms would satisfy the senatorial aristocracy.
He also believed that the Republic could not be fully rest
The Decline and fall of the Roman Republic (133-31 BC)
By the mid-second century BC, Roman domination was well defined around the Mediterranean
However the building of their empire weakened them and threatened their instability
Transformation of the Roman World: Crises in the Third Century AD
At the end of the second century, a number of natural catastrophes struck Rome: flooding of the
Tiber, famine and plague that were brought back by the soldiers from
The Emergence of Rome (p. 86)
The Apennine Mountains traverse the peninsula from north to south, forming a ridge down the
middle that divides west from east.
The most fertile agricultural plains in Italy:
Po River Valley to the no
Culture in the Hellenistic World (p. 77-80)
New Directions in Literature
The Hellenistic Era was a period of considerable cultural accomplishment in many areasliterature, art, science, and philosophy.
The accomplishments in great cit
Transformation of the Roman World: The rise of Christianity
The advent of Christianity marks a break between Greco-Roman world.
The Christian views of God, human beings and the world were different from Greek and Romans.
Study Exercise (Winter 2011)
A: Identify the following
1. Jerusalem was one of many cities conquered during King Davids reign between 1000-970 BC.
Jerusalem became the capital of the Kingdom of Israel, while also housing the great Temple of
Jerusalem (a s
The Early Empire (14-180)
The Five "Good Emperors" (96-180)
Beginning of the second century AD, five men ruled the Roman Empire over a period of peace
and prosperity- lasted almost 100 years
Religion in the Hellenistic World (p. 80-81)
When the Greeks spread out the Hellenistic kingdoms, they took their gods with them.
The construction of temples was not as important as in Classical times, but there were still many
Roman Culture and Society in the Early Empire
The Upper-Class Roman Family
By the second-century AD, significant changes were occurring in the Roman family.
The earlier foundations of the authority of the paterfamilias over his fami