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World Geo Wrap-Up: Roman Empire
Transcript of World Geo Wrap-Up: Roman Empire
The Romans contributed many things to the world today, such as...
Introducing the Fall of Rome...
The Roman Empire had many pull factors at its start:
Roman citizenship was offered even to conquered people and rights were given to citizens, such as the right to vote and own property.
Roads literally pulled people into the empire as the famous saying states, "All roads lead to Rome."
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Suzanne Collins wrote a novel called The Hunger Games, which is based on the Roman gladiator games. In the novel....
Why I would visit Rome:
Example: I would love to visit Rome today to see the ancient ruins. It would be fascinating to see the Roman Colosseum and feel like I have been transported back in time. Here is a photo of my parents who visited the Colosseum a couple years ago.
Rome began when Romulus was crowned the first king. As the Roman Empire transitioned from monarchy to republic to dictatorship, it grew in size, but also became a prominent force in history. At its height, Julius Caesar had expanded the empire and assumed all power, not to the liking of his Senators, who soon later assassinated him. His adopted son, Augustus soon became the first emperor of Rome and brought peace to the empire once again during the time period referred to as Pax Romana. That was the beginning of the end. As the empire split into east and west, the west soon fell to barbarians, putting an end to the Roman Empire, thus promoting the legacy of the eastern Byzantine Empire for another 1000 years.