Ancient Rome (15-17%)
Political evolution of the Republic and of the Empire (economic and geographical context) Roman thought and culture Early Christianity The Germanic invasions The decline of Rome
VideoFrom Art of the Western World
The Classical Ideal
Part I: Traces the origins of humanism and the immortal classical style to Ancient Greece. Part II: The genius of Roman engineering and architecture was used to build an empire, while portrait sculpture exalted its rulers. (Broadband Video on Demand)
From The Western Tradition
The Rise of Rome
Through its army, Rome built an empire that shaped the West. (Broadband Video on Demand)
The Roman Empire
Rome's civil engineering contributed as much to the empire as did its weapons. (Broadband Video on Demand)
Christianity spread despite contempt and persecution from Rome. (Broadband Video on Demand)
The Decline of Rome While enemies slashed at Rome's borders, civil war and economic collapse destroyed the empire from within. (Broadband Video on Demand)
The Fall of Rome Despite the success of emperors such as Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius, Rome fell victim to barbarian invasions. (Broadband Video on Demand)
TextSparknotes Click on History, then on The Roman Empire (60 BCE-160 CE). You may want to read the lectures that deal with that period and then go on to The Fall of Rome (150CE-475CE).
Ancient Rome from Exploring Ancient World Cultures
PBS Empires Series Click on The Roman Empire in the First Century
Who Owns the Past? Click on Rome. Follow link to Introduction to Cicero's Roman Values; Timeline of Pagan and Christian Dates, and Hypertext Packet on Christians and Pagans.
Lectures Introduction (Knox)
The Punic Wars (Knox) The Roman Revolution (Knox) The First Emperors (Knox)
Lecture 10: Early Roman Civilization, 753-509BC (Kreis)
Lecture 11: Republican Rome, 509-31BC (Kreis)
Lecture 12: Augustus Caesar and the Pax Romana (Kreis)
Lecture 13: A Brief Social History of the Roman Empire (Kreis)
Lecture 14: The Decline and Fall of Rome (Kreis)
Lecture Outline Review
Ancient Civilizations Study Questions (Knox)
QuizSparknotes Take the quiz at the end of each section.
Ancient Rome from Exploring Ancient World Cultures. Click on Roman Emperors Quiz
Resources Additional Reference and Resources (Knox) Reading About the World, Vol. I (Brians) The Encyclopedia of World History
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