Without salves, the Wealthy of Rome would have been able to lead the lifestyles they wanted to do. (History Learning Site). Who were Slaves? They were people who were frequently captured in battle and sent back to Rome to be sold. However abandoned children could also be brought up as slaves.
Early on if you had anything to do with religion you where considered higher up in the society, this belief would last until the Roman Empire and into some of the Middle Ages. For example in the Roman society it seemed as if the church had great power over the monarchs in establishing laws, telling people how to act and behave and even starting schools. This shows how influential religion can and is. It has even started wars, such as the Holy Crusades, which lasted for hundreds of years. Religion was either good in helping
Octavian was in total control of Rome after Antony and Cleopatra both committed suicide. The first thing Octavian had to do before being able to make any changes in Rome was to restore order. He called himself, princeps, or first citizen carefully avoiding the title of emperor, so the new government was officially called the Principate. In 27 BC, the Senate gave Octavian the name Augustus as a title of honor. Augustus ruled for about 40 years bringing great change to the empire.
He led some contributions to innovation by standardizing weights, measurement and currency, equipping his armies with iron weapons and had agricultural systems that enforce growth in populations. He also recruited laborers to construct the Great Wall of China, which was designed to keep the barbarians astray. The Qin dynasty collapse by peasants uprisings that suffered under Qin harsh policies and led to the founding of the Han Dynasty. As the Qin Dynasty was established and governed based on the ideology of legalists, under the reign of Qin Shi Huang, legalists’ ideology was spread and executed across the entire empire. Without any doubt, legalists ideology made Qin a very powerful empire, as legalists ideology gave Qin
Christianity for example has many different types of people like Catholics, Protestants among others. I find it interesting how there are similarities among different religions but most of the time they only see their differences in order to condemn each other and prove they are the only “right” one. Christianity caught my attention because as Stearns says how coverts brought religion, the Latin writing system, and different artistic and intellectual instruments associated with Roman Christianity. Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism are major religions around the world and millions of people practice them. An important factor for Christianity to be known around the world was the connection that Europe had with the Americas.
The imperialistic nature of Rome absorbed many foreign elements the most prolific being slaves. Slaves took work form plebeians and helped create a wider gulf between the rich and poor. They also added to the political unrest with their own uprisings and also inciting discontent in the poor who had less and less occupational opportunities because of slavery. This discontent of plebeians allowed ambitious men to champion the causes of the people and acquire political power. One of these ambitious men was Caesar, who changed a dictatorship into a lifetime appointment and started the Roman Empire.
Once the dictatorships or emperors started taking control and ruling Rome, many things started changing drastically. Before, when the Republic was the main form of government, it was a government created to allow the citizens of Rome to have a say in how things should be ruled and believed that decisions should be made by a group of educated people who knew what would be best for the people of Rome. In the book The Fall of Rome, the author, R.A. Laffety discussed how once Rome became an Empire, it was only a matter of time until Rome itself would only be history. He acknowledged that once Rome became an Empire, the emperor changed all the rules. The emperor now had “right to declare war, ratify treaties, negotiate with foreign leaders, and chose their own successor” (Laffery, The Fall of Rome).
Scipio Africanus forced Carthaginians to accept peace Rome now ruled the seas and entire Mediterranean coast from Italy westward The New Imperial System Rome collected taxes The Republic’s Conquest of the Hellenistic World The East Philip 5th and Seleucid Antiochus 197 B.C.E. Philip defeated by Rome 189 B.C.E. Seleucid defeated Perseus 179 B.C.E. defeated in 168 B.C.E. divided Macedon into four republics The West Romans committed dreadful atrocities; lied, cheated, and broke treaties to exploit and pacify natives Religion 205 B.C.E.
Amin: But what IS a senator? Amin: Well, The republic was governed by the Senate, various assemblies, and a number of officials. The Senate was an aristocratic body with many powers, the most important of which were the management of religious affairs, the conduct of foreign policy, and the supervision of revenue collection and expenditures Inez: The Senate was open at first only to patricians, and throughout the history of the republic was controlled by great landowners. The Roman emperors kept the forms of the republic for 200 years. Senate and assemblies continued to meet, and officials were regularly elected.
We know this by reading the works of a Roman historian named Livy was who wrote a massive amount of Roman history and about the Roman people in his books, that covered the time from what we first know about Rome up until Livy’s death. Based on Livy’s writing, the Roman Republic was established around 509 BC, when the last of the seven kings of Rome, Tarquin the Proud, the last of the Etruscan monarchy leaders, was deposed, and a system based on annually elected magistrates and various representative assemblies was established. A constitution set a series of checks and balances, and a separation of powers. The most important magistrates were the two consuls, who together exercised executive authority as military command. The consuls had to work with the senate, which was initially an advisory council of the ranking nobility, or patricians, but grew in size and