An introduction to the history of ancient rome

Start your free trial today. The reign of Diocletian temporarily restored peace and prosperity in Rome, but at a high cost to the unity of the empire.

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Gaius Marius, a commoner whose military prowess elevated him to the position of consul for the first of six terms in B. Rome then fought a series of wars known as the Punic Wars with Carthage, a powerful city-state in northern Africa. Attempts to address these social problems, such as the reform movements of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus in B.

With old-style Roman politics in disorder, Pompey stepped in as sole consul in 53 B. Decline and Disintegration The decadence and incompetence of Commodus brought the golden age of the Roman emperors to a disappointing end.

Under Antoninus PiusRome continued in peace and prosperity, but the reign of Marcus Aurelius — was dominated by conflict, including war against Parthia and Armenia and the invasion of Germanic tribes from the north.

In the wake of this devastating defeat, Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide. The first Roman literature appeared around B. By around B. A pair of generals, Galerius and Constantius, were appointed as the assistants and chosen successors of Diocletian and Maximian; Diocletian and Galerius ruled the eastern Roman Empire, while Maximian and Constantius took power in the west.

The line ended with Nerowhose excesses drained the Roman treasury and led to his downfall and eventual suicide. He instituted various social reforms, won numerous military victories and allowed Roman literature, art, architecture and religion to flourish.

Introduction to ancient Rome

Roman unity under Constantine proved illusory, and 30 years after his death the eastern and western empires were again divided. Britain around ; Spain and northern Africa by The stability of this system suffered greatly after Diocletian and Maximian retired from office.

Rome eventually collapsed under the weight of its own bloated empire, losing its provinces one by one: The magistrates, though elected by the people, were drawn largely from the Senate, which was dominated by the patricians, or the descendants of the original senators from the time of Romulus.

The gap between rich and poor widened as wealthy landowners drove small farmers from public land, while access to government was increasingly limited to the more privileged classes. Diocletian divided power into the so-called tetrarchy rule of foursharing his title of Augustus emperor with Maximian.AN INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ROME.

The city of Rome is over years old and has been one of the centres of human history since its humble beginnings as a tiny village next to the river Tiber.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ROME

Jul 22,  · I spent last year "flipping" my student "Introduction to Ancient Rome" course. For those unfamiliar with the term, "flipping a class" means that students watch lectures online outside of class Author: Jennifer Ebbeler. The influence on ancient Rome Etruscan influence on ancient Roman culture was profound and it was from the Etruscans that the Romans inherited many of their own cultural and artistic traditions, from the spectacle of gladiatorial combat, to hydraulic engineering, temple design, and religious ritual, among many other things.

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