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The Roman Empire

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Adnan Habbal

on 24 October 2012

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The Roman Empire In its twelve centuries of existence, Roman civilization shifted from a monarchy to an aristocratic republic to an increasingly autocratic empire. THE ROMAN
EMPIRE!! A civilization highly developed for its time, Rome professionalized and greatly expanded its military achieved impressive technological and architectural feats, such as the construction of an extensive system of aqueducts and roads, as well as large monuments, palaces, and public facilities. Accomplishments Map Some important Romans were Julius Caesar, Cicero, and Augustus. This was the Roman banner. SPQR is an initialism from a Latin phrase, Sentus Populusque Rmnus ("The Senate and People of Rome"). The city of Rome grew from settlements around a ford on the Tiber River, a crossroads of traffic and trade. The village of Rome was probably founded sometime in the 8th century BC, though it may go back as far as the 10th century BC. Geography

Bust of Caesar from the Naples National Archaeological Museum. 1st Emperor of the Roman Empire Augustus Kindle Tablet SENATORS KNIGHTS HONORABLE MEN EMPEROR -declared himself equal to the gods -considered as the
empires "first citizen" -600 senators right under the emperor -the wealthiest citizens in the empire There were many wars in
the Roman Empire -you had to have reached a certain level of wealth to be in this group -knights were well-educated and often were recruited to serve in the government of the empire -wealthy local citizens who formed city councils The Romans had many gods, based off Greek mythology. UPPER CLASS BIBLIOGRAPHY Important Romans Overview en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Rome

http://bibleresources.americanbible.org/bible-resources/bible-resource-center/about-the-bible-/behind-the-stories/class-and-rank-roman-empire -the upper class in Roman society wore special clothes and got the best seats at special events Categories of Ancient Roman Jobs
Ancient Roman Jobs fell into various categories:
Teachers LATINS FOREIGNERS FREEDPEOPLE FULL CITIZENS - were not wealthy but still had the privileges of Roman citizenship -freeborn citizens of Itlay, had almost all rights -In BC 89, were allowed full citizenship -Didn't have full rights until granted citizenship in 212 AD. -slaves that had been freed by their masters MIDDLE AND LOWER CLASS -were full Roman citizens in 2nd generation Jobs This map shows the fall of the Roman Empire. SLAVES -this was not racial slavery -slaves were mostly POWs -slaves could gain or buy their own freedom through personal gains
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