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  • Slide 1
  • Romulus and Remus: Mythical Founding Romulus and Remus: Mythical Founding
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  • Geography of Rome Developed because of strategic location Midway b/w Alps and Italys southern tip Midpoint in Mediterranean Sea Fertile soil Built on seven hills along Tiber River
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  • Senatus Populusque Romanus The Senate and People of Rome From 753 to 509BC, Rome was ruled by Kings From 753 to 509BC, Rome was ruled by Kings Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives) Kings overthrown, formed a republic (representatives) Power was not shared equally: Power was not shared equally: Rich citizens had more political power Without vote: women, slaves and people born in the provinces (conquered territory) The Republic lasted 450 years The Republic lasted 450 years
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  • The Punic Wars As you watch the short video on the Punic Wars between Rome and Carthage, take notes on the following details: Major generals Causes of the wars Effects of the wars Important details
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  • The Punic Wars 1 st WarRome wants to extend power Naval War Rome wins 2 nd WarCarthage wants revenge Hannibal (C) v. Scipio (R) Cross Alps with elephants Carthage ALMOST wins, but doesnt (Zama) 3 rd WarRome wants to finish off Carthage Overall Outcome: Rome controls all of the Mediterranean
  • Slide 7
  • Problems with Expansion Hard to Control Need bigger military Generals b/cm powerful
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  • Problems at Home Problems in Rome Republic is corrupt Economy is bad Class tensions (poor angry at rich) Reforms attempted Senate is threatened Civil War follows Allows for rise of powerful leader
  • Slide 9
  • A Eulogy for Caesar 1.Read (and highlight) the Biography & Short Story about Caesar 2.Fill in the T-Chart with facts that show good things Caesar did and bad things he did. 3.Then you will write a eulogy about Caesar from point of view the point of view of a Roman citizen. You should decide whether you think Caesar was a good or a bad leader and include information from you T-Chart prove your point. 4.Be creative and informative! This will help make sure you understand the life, accomplishments, and faults of Caesar.
  • Slide 10
  • Government Responsibility

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