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Ancient Greece & Rome - Chapter Summary
Our helpful chapter outlines topics related to Ancient Greece and Rome. You'll study history from Mycenae's collapse to Greek colonization. After finishing these lessons, you should be ready to:
- Detail the developments during the Greek Classical period
- Define the Hellenistic period
- Outline Rome's early history and the founding of Ancient Rome
- Identify the events during the rise of the Roman Republic
- Explain the reign of Augustus Caesar
- Describe the ascent of Christianity after the conversion of Constantine
- Outline the fall of Rome
This informative collection of lessons is mobile-friendly and accessible 24 hours a day for your convenience. If you like to work offline, our printable lesson transcripts make great study guides. Each lesson is followed by a short quiz that makes a helpful exercise ahead of an exam. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you might have along the way.
1. From Mycenae's Collapse to Greek Colonization
This lesson covers the history of Greece from the collapse of Mycenae to the start of Greek Colonization. We watch its dissolution during the Dorian Invasion and take a look at Greece in the Dark Ages.
2. Greek Classical Period: Definition & Developments
Plenty of people talk about the Classical Greeks, but who were they really? Sure, this period saw the birth of democracy and philosophy, but did you know that it could just as easily be defined by warfare? This lesson explains how.
3. The Hellenistic Period: Definition & History
The Hellenistic period was a time when Greek culture spread throughout and influenced Southwest Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean regions. In this lesson, you'll learn about the history of Hellenistic society and culture and learn what the term 'Hellenistic' actually means.
4. The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History
This lesson covers the foundation of Rome. We look at the geography of Italy. We examine some of its most important inhabitants before the Romans. Finally, we look at both the historical facts and the Roman myths regarding the foundation of Rome.
5. Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events
This lesson explains the rise of the Roman Republic after the expulsion of the Etruscan kings. It cites location, military strategy, and a well-formed political structure as reasons for the Republic's rise.
6. The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar
This lesson is about Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. In this lesson we follow Augustus's meteoric rise to power, the collapse of the Roman Republic, and the rise of the Roman Empire.
7. The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity
This lesson will explain the conversion of Constantine and the ascent of Christianity. In doing this, it will highlight the Edict of Milan and the famous Council of Nicaea.
8. The Fall of Rome
This lesson explains the gradual fall of Rome. In doing so, it highlights corruption, division, and outside invasion as the main reasons for the fall of the Eternal City.
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