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Monday, May 16, 2011
The Roman World
In 509 B.C. the Romans vowed never again to be ruled by a monarch and established a democracy.
Censors became very powerful magistrates in the Roman Republic
The Romans also established units of non-citizens called auxilia.
Today, the Forum's ruins stand as monuments to the grand style of Roman architecture.
Praetors were elected to help the consuls and formed much of the civil law in Rome.
Carthage - powerful city on the north African coast, was a great commerical power that Rome feared would control the Mediterranean.
Spartacus - a Roman slave, led a revolt in 73 B.C. in which more than 70,000 slaves took part.
Trade within Rome's empire created a class of business people and landowners called equities
Historians call the conflicts between Carthage and Rome the Punic Wars
Rome defeated Macedonia in 197 B.C., for they had allied with Carthage during the Second Punic War
The Roman World
Marc Antony helped Caesar's grandnephew, Octavian, inherit Rome and ruled with him in the Second Triumvirate.
Some senators, including two of Caesar's friends, formed a conspiracy and killed Caesar in the Senate on the Ides of March.
Together, the Five Good Emperors - Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius - ruled Rome well for almost 100 years.
Caesar, Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompey formed a political alliance called the First Triumvirate in 60 B.C.
The reign of Augustus began a period of Roman peace.
The Roman World
As a result of this extended peace, the Romans made great cultural advances.
Gladiators were trained fighters and their fights most often ended in death.
Over time, Roman religious beliefs were increasingly influenced by Greek thought.
The Ptolemaic system was accepted for almost 1,500 years.
Tacitus expressed his criticism of the government set up by Augustus in Annals.
The Roman World Today the Trinity is a central belief of Christians.
Many Christians became martyrs - people put to death for their beliefs.
The Latin word "pope" means "father" in English. Any decisions made by the pope were equivalent to those coming directly from the disciples, who had received their authority from Jesus.
Many people turned to Christianity in the times of trouble that followed the reign of the Five Good Emperors, and soon the sect became too large for the government to punish all its members.
Better church organization and the Declaration of Constantine also helped establish Christianity and stabilize the church.
The Roman World
Huns nomadic people from central and southwestern Asia, posed an ever-growing threat to Rome in the late empire.
nflation, a rise in prices caused by a decrease in the value of money, became so severe that people stopped using money.
Growing divisions between the rich and the poor, a loss of values, and a loss of patriotismare social explanations of why the empire fell.
Vandals a Germanic tribe, proved to be a serious threat and sacked Rome around A.D. 455.
Although the A.D. 476 overthrow of Romulus Augustulus is often seen as the "fall" of the Empire, the empire in the East remained until A.D. 1453.
Friday, May 6, 2011
1 ANSWER A
Quote 1: Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage
Quote2: Poseidon was seen as creating new islands and offering calm seas. When offended or ignored, he supposedly struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, drowning and shipwrecks. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage
2 ANSWER B
Quote 1: They lived in isolated villages
Quote2: little cultural diffusion between the city-states of Greece
3 ANSWER D
Quote 1: They also grew wheat
Quote2: Ancient Greeks raised sheep rather than cattle, grew olive trees rather than wheat, and lived in isolated communities
4 ANSWER D
Quote 1: The second major physical feature, mountains, cover more than three-quarters of Greece's surface area.
Quote2: Ancient Greeks raised sheep rather than cattle, grew olive trees rather than wheat, and lived in isolated communities.
5 ANSWER B
Quote 1: Power is usually inherited.
6 ANSWER C
Quote 1: People started opposing the one man rule and they were moving towards a social government.
Quote2: accumulated so many enemies
7 ANSWER B
Quote 1: This supreme monarch ruled the state from the palaces, he made laws and determined taxes
Quote2: the laws are developed by a monarch
8 ANSWER B
Quote 1: Monarchy, Oligarchy, TYRANNY, DEMOCRACY
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9 ANSWER C
To the ancient Greeks, a tyrant was somebody who took control of a government by force. He didn't care about the old kind of government. The tyrant gave himself absolute power.
Quote2: How were laws developed in monarch? The king made them.
10 ANSWER C
Quote2: wars in ancient times forced them to put aside their differences
11 ANSWER A
Quote 1: the Great persecuted people of other religions
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Quote2: He enslaved people who did not share his religion.
Quote 1: Under the reign of Alexander the Great Perge became a military garrison. Later during Roman times Perge was visited by St. Paul and Barnabas who founded a Christian Community in the city. There are ruins of Akropols, Gymnasiums, Stadium, Theater, Necropols, Roman Bath which is very famous.
Quote2: Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success
Quote 1: a member of the most powerful class in ancient Greek society
Quote2: a person who has the manners or qualities of a member of a privileged or superior class
QUOTE 1: member of an aristocracy, especially a noble.
Quote2: a person who has the tastes, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy.
URL2: URL2: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/%09Assembly
Quote 1: an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose
Quote2: An organization comprising members who use parliamentary procedure for making decisions
Quote 1: Corinth
The history and architecture is magnificent. I think it’s the most impressive and truly beautiful.
Quote 1: Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful.
Quote2: Wherever you stand, wherever you turn, the city's long and rich history will be alive in front of you.
Quote 1: Marathon
Quote2: The Persians already controlled much of the known world at that time, so it would have been very difficult for any other nations to regain control of Greece.
Quote 1: Pythagoras, Aristotle, Socrates, Solon, and Alexander
Quote2: Pythagoras, Aristotle, Socrates, Solon, and Alexander
Because the terrain that they controlled mainly wasn't suitable for a lot of their needs and population growth. As an example, the Black Sea coastal regions provided Athens with plenty of grain due to its fertile soil.
Quote2: Trade in ancient Greece was free: the state controlled only the supply of grain. In Athens, following the first meeting of the new Prytaneis, regulations on trade were reviewed, with a specialized committee overseeing the trade in wheat, flour, and bread.
Quote 1: Mount Olympus
Quote2: Mediterranean Sea
Quote 1: The geography of Greece was affected by mountains. Because these mountains were were difficult to cross, they separated Greece into many different areas. These areas were called city states.
Quote 1: The geography of ancient Greece was so hard to travel on that people had to generally stay in one place which resulted in tribes and small indepent sections of the country
The geography of ancient Greece was very hard. this was because of the rocky soil instead of plain, rich soil. however, it was possible So generally people stayed in one place
Quote 1: Only men were allowed to compete in the ancient Greek games. Athletic training in ancient Greece was part of every free male citizen's education. The first women to compete in the Olympics were Marie Ohnier and Mme. Brohy. They participated in croquet games in the 1900 Olympics
The ancient Olympic games only allowed people of Greek descent to participate. The Salt Lake City Olympics feature 2600 athletes from 77 countries. Only a few hundred athletes participated in the ancient games.