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Ancient Rome

a presentation on Ancient Rome

kevin schroyer

on 7 May 2010

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Ancient Rome Geography Rome was founded on a peninsula(just like Greece) It has a rugged landscape, but not as rugged as Greece It started near the Tiber River,which ran though the Italian Peninsula The peninsula had arible land, or land suited for farming The peninsula was surrounded by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ionian Sea, and the Adriatic Sea The city of Rome is in a region called Latium. This place had many volcanoes, which created good farming land from the ashes that came out of them. The Founding of Rome Poor
Powerful Republic- a system of government
where the people vote for representatives
to vote for laws. Patricians- wealthy, powerful people Plebians- poor people without
power Tribunes- top officials of the
Plebian assembly Partricians made up 10% of the population
of Rome Plebians made up 90% of the Roman population This was like a Greek Indirect Democracy These were the representatives that Plebians voted
for in a Republic Twelve Tables- Rome's first
written law code Before the Twelve Tables, people were
getting punished for beaking laws they
didn't know existed! When the Greeks attacked Troy, a warrior named Aeneas fled to Latium The
Republic Tripartite
Govetnment This was a Government that had three parts Consuls Monarchy Senate Tribunes Assembly Oligarchy Democracy Democracy Checks and Balances this was a way to keep each part of government from becoming
to powerful Consuls(Magistrates)-two powerful people who ruled
Rome like a monarchy Senate- a group of about 300 people who
advised the consuls and represented an oligarchy The assembly was made up of all men in Rome.
The tribunes were elected to have the power to reject laws The Roman government was made up of patritians and plebians The Roman poet Virgil wrote about Aeneas's journey to Latium
in the Aeneid In Roman mythology, two of Aeneas's decedants fouded Rome These decendants were twins named Romulus and Remus they were then thrown into a river by one of thier uncles They were saved by a wolf, who raised them untill
they could live on their own Romulus then kills Remus because they could not agree on a
place to build a city. The town he builds is later called Rome The
Rome Tactics- a method used to to achieve a goal. The Roman Legion was the basic unit of the Roman army. Up to
5,000 citizens served in a legion for 20 to 25 years, and then were given
land to live on. The Roman army had a proffesional military. They used different batle tactics,
such as the legion or maniples. Mniples were small legions made up of about
100 men. Rome used diplomacy to grow. After they conquered a city, they would offer
the defeated people a chance to become alllies with Rome. They would then sign a peace treaty to
ensure their alliance.
The Punic Wars were when Rome attacked the city Carthage. There were three wars, which ended with Carthage's destruction.
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