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HIST150 The Roman Empire

by: Sarah Foster

HIST150 The Roman Empire History 150

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These notes cover The Roman Empire during the Winter 2016 semester at BSU
The West in the World
Dr. Malone
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the roman empire, Hadiran's Wall, roads, bridges, bread and circuses, lower-class, upper-class, The Coliseum, The Martyrdom of Vibia Perpetua
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Date Created: 02/11/16
Hist 150 The Roman Empire (27 B.C.E-476 C.E.) Common Era=A.D. First Emperor • Augustus ruled 27 B.C.E - 14 C.E. • His reign began the PAX ROMANA (The Roman Peace) of the 1 sand 2 ndcenturies C.E. Excerpt from Virgil’ Aeneid • Bottom line: Roman is about government. • Their divine mission is to rule the world. • They did rule the Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire (mid 2 ndcentury) • 3.5 M sq. miles in size • About 50 M people Legacy of Rome • Roman Law (see textbook) • Bounded together through construction projects, law, and culture • Adopt of the Roman upper -class. They set the tone that will be replicated in other parts of the world Building • Practical building and building for eternity • Hadrian’s Walls – built on the frontier of the empire. Barbarians of Scotland on the other side o Ruins of Hadrian’s Wall 73.5 miles’ long Roads and Bridges • 50,000 miles of road • Planned them to avoid natural barriers and drainage problems • Needed to build bridges • No mortar, built of huge masonry blocks. Bridge in Southern France : “EVEN HITLER COULND’T TAKE IT DOWN ” Bridge in Spain: Oldest functioning bridge today, still carries traffic (mobility of troops) • Road system was made for the good of trade One Roman said • “Compare if you like the Pyramids of the useless if famous monuments of the Greeks with such a display of essential structures carrying so much water” Lifestyle of the Roman Upper -class • Town house in Rome • Two dining rooms Day 2: The Roman Empire Housing of the lower -class Romans • Insulae (islands) Apartments o Poorly buildings collapsing § “Don’t get me started on sanitation” Diet of the lower class • very little meat, protein from cheese, bread was popular • wheat from Egypt and N. Africa • olives, grapes, wine “Bread and Circuses” • Augustus distributed free grain to about 200,000 people in Rome (1/3 of he city’s population) • Special occasions: meat, wine, etc. • Circus: free entertainment. Going to The Coliseum (made from v olcanic ash) The Coliseum (created in 80 C.E. open to the public) • Could hold 50,000 people • Trap doors for releasing animals • People came or the Gladiators Seneca’s commentary • (TQ) “There’s nothing more harmful than one’s character to attend a spectacle. Vic es come into your soul while you’re being entertained. Inhuman and cruel Persecution of Christians (64 C.E.) • After fires were set, people suspected Emperor Nero. He blamed the Christians. He made it a form of entertainment • Tacitus’ description o “Criminals, but he sympathized with them” The Martyrdom of Vibia Perpetua • “Offer the sacrifice for the welfare of the emperors.’” • Her faith was seen as treason • Was going to prison with high sprits • Her vision o My clothes were stripped off and suddenly I was a man. My seconds began to rub me down with oil, as they were wont to before a contest. We drew close to one another and let our fists fly. My opponent tried to get hold of my feet, but I kept striking him in the face with the heels of my feet. He fell flat on his f ace and I stepped on his head. I began to walk in triumph towards the Gate of Life. Then I awoke. I realized that it was not with wild animals that I would fight but the Devil, but I knew that I would win the victory. Important dates 313—Persecution ended when Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan that granted religious toleration 392—Emperor Theodosius made Christianity the state religion


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