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Silk Road: Rome

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Transcript of Silk Road: Rome

Silk Road: Rome
Tip of the Iceberg
Kevin Cao #4
Lyric Lin #14
Sohyoen Kim #12
Jeffrey Mei #16
Yash Sadani #24
Our Wonderful C&C Teachers: Hawkins-Slusser and Johnson
Periods 3 and 4
9 December 2013
Religion
Roman gods derived from Greek
Jupiter, Juno, Venus, Neptune, Pluto
313 AD- Constantine approved Christianity
Edict of Milan proclamation
314 AD- crosses on coins
Many churches built, Hagia Sophia
Byzantium Constantinople
380 AD- Emperor Theodosius- unity of faith
God as the Father- Catholic Christians
Agriculture
Aqueducts water crops
More efficient mills
Invention of water wheels
Farmers worried about invaders
Artichokes, mustard, coriander, etc.
Society
"Diving Deeper" Into Information
International Trade
Silk is most prized item, obtained from China
Silk is easy to fold and durable
Many towns and small villages which are points of interests and resting areas
Ultimate goal: Xi’An
Government/Political Structure
Independent city state
Republic structure
Senate- up to 600 men
4 concilium- major councils
Type of electoral college- based on units
Weak government- economic decline, corruption, factional disputes
women could assume powerful roles, but there was a minority within the empire who took those roles.
Literary Connection
Crafts/Trade
Rome had a great demand for Chinese silk
Paper also in high demand
Romans only got their own silk worms until the Byzantine era
Roman commodities: silver, gold, precious stones, grapevines
Dante's
Inferno
:
Canto XXXIV
Each of Lucifer's mouths - 3 worst sinners
Brutus and Cassius were murderers of Julius Caesar
ROME
XI'AN

Rome's census
Male citizens
Concept of the city
Sons usually followed the professions of their fathers
Two main classes of people: Patricians and Plebeians
could not socialize or marry
Latin
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