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Romulus and Remus: Mythical Founding
Geography of Rome• Developed because
of strategic location– Midway b/w Alps
and Italy’s southern tip
– Midpoint in Mediterranean Sea
• Fertile soil • Built on seven hills
along Tiber River
Senatus Populusque Romanus The Senate and People of Rome
• From 753 to 509BC, Rome was ruled by Kings• Kings overthrown, formed a republic
(representatives)• 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 Punic WarsAs 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
The Punic Wars–1st War—Rome wants to extend power• Naval War• Rome wins
–2nd War—Carthage wants revenge• Hannibal (C) v. Scipio (R) • Cross Alps with elephants • Carthage ALMOST wins, but doesn’t (Zama)
–3rd War—Rome wants to finish off Carthage–Overall Outcome: Rome controls all of the
Problems with Expansion• Hard to Control• Need bigger
military• Generals b/cm
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
A Eulogy for Caesar1. Read (and highlight) the Biography & Short Story
about Caesar2. 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.
Republic Direct Democracy