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Roman Empire - Trade & Conquest
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Trade & Conquest
Explain how Rome could become a centre for trade.
Explain why Rome expanded its territory.
Explain how Rome could conquer so much land.
Explain how the conquered lands were governed.
Describe important terms: conquest, province, governor
Rome: trading centre
Good location: Tiber river, Mediterranean Sea
Pax Romana made trade easier
one coin (sestertius)
Rome built an army to:
conquer more land
expand trade routes
become even richer!
1. strategy and discipline
2. better equipment
3. endless soldiers
West: Spain, France, Britain
East: Greece, Egypt, Judea
± 100 AD: maximum expansion
expansion of Rome
By 250 BC modern-day Italy was conquered
Contact with Carthage (North Africa)
controlled sea trade
264-146 BC: Rome conquered Carthage
East: Greece, Egypt, Judea (Israel)
West: Spain, Britain, Gaul (France)
± 100 AD: maximum expansion of Rome
was ruled by a
Each province was required to:
pay taxes (money, slaves, food)
worship Roman gods