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History 150: the Roman Empire 1

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Day 1 of the Roman Empire for exam 1
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Date Created: 01/28/16
1/20/16: The Roman Empire. The Roman Empire: 27 B.C.E. to 476 C.E. (Common Era=A.D.) ***test questions*** 1  Emperor—Augustus.  Ruled 27 B.C.E. to 14 C.E. st nd  His reign began the period known as the PAX ROMANA of the 1  and 2  centuries C.E. o Also known as ROMAN PEACE. o Referred to the good old days of the Roman Empire. o Relative peace, prosperity, and stability. Virgil.  The Aeneid o Written in the reign of Augustus and dedicated to him. o Rome will excel in government.  Romans believed their mission was to rule the world.  Size of empire.  Rome’s legacy? o Law.  Bind people together.  Diverse across the empire. o Building and engineering feats.  Movement of troops.  Key use for trade.  50,000 miles of roads. o All roads lead to Rome.  Minimize natural barriers.  They had to overcome drainage issues.  Built so that their creations would last for eternity.  Hadrian’s Wall.  o Built to provide stability. o Stabilize frontier from the Scottish people. o 73.5 miles long. o 10 feet wide. o 15 feet high, with 21 feet high turrets.  Bridges. o Hitler could not destroy by direct hit from German bomb. o Oldest functioning bridge.  Located in western Spain.  1/20/16: The Roman Empire.  Built in the early second century.  Still in use today.  Built by the Romans.    Aq ue du cts. o Brought water from natural sources into the cities. o Significant structure built by the Romans.   Collect into a settling tank that piped to different  parts of the city.  Fountains.  Sewage systems. Roman culture during the Pax Romana.  The lifestyle of the: o Roman upper­class.   Inhabited town houses.  Reclined and dined.  Banqueting. o Social life of the upper class. o Significant amounts of meat at the banquet symbolized how wealthy someone was. o Sample menu:  Honey was used as a sweetener before sugar was discovered.  Appetizers.  Jellyfish and eggs.  Sow’s utters stuffed with salted sea urchins.  Boiled tree fungi with peppered fish­fat sauce.  Sea urchins with spices, honey, oil and egg sauce.  Main course.  Fallow deer roasted with onion sauce and rue.  Jericho dates, raisins, oil and honey.  Boiled ostrich with sweet sauce.  Turtle dove boiled in its feathers. 1/20/16: The Roman Empire.  Roast parrot.  Dormice stuffed pork and pine kernies.  Ham boiled with figs and bay leaves, rubbed with honey, baked in  pastry crust.  Flamingo boiled with dates.  Dessert.  Fricassee of roses with pastry.  Stoned dates stuffed with nuts and pin kernies fried in honey.  Hot African sweet­wine cake with honey.  Entertainment. o Singing. o Dancing. o Poetry readings.


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