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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ancient Roman history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about ancient Rome. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with ancient Roman history.
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- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
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- Watch each video in the course to review all key topics
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Ancient Roman History chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about ancient Roman history for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:
- The founding of ancient Rome
- Julius Caesar
- Rise and fall of the Roman Republic
- Justinian Code of Law
- Emperor Constantine
- Fall of the Byzantine Empire and Constantinople
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey
This lesson explores the factors that led to the death of the Roman Republic. We start with class warfare. We then move onto the exploits of Pompey. Finally, we see how Julius Caesar delivered the death stroke to the Roman Republic.
4. 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.
5. Constantine & the Eastern Roman Empire
This lesson will explain the reign of Constantine and his move to Constantinople. It will focus on the advantages of its location, its ties to Roman law, and its homogeneous Christian population.
6. Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine
This lesson will highlight the emperors after Constantine. It will specifically explore the reign of Justinian and the famous Justinian code of law. It will also discuss the Apostate and the battle of Adrianople.
7. Charlemagne's Holy Roman Empire and the Divine Right to Rule
This lesson will explore the rule of Charlemagne and his exercise of the divine right of kings. It will highlight his reign as Holy Roman Emperor, focusing on his military conquests and his cultural reforms.
8. The Slow Decline of the Byzantine Empire
This lesson will explore the slow decline of the Byzantine Empire. It will highlight internal instability and outside invasion as two of the major factors that led to the 1453 fall of Constantinople and the empire.
9. The Fall of Constantinople: History & Explanation
The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 CE marked the final collapse of the Roman Empire. This lesson will provide the background, summary, and far-reaching impact of this historical conflict.
10. Timeline of Roman Emperors
From the reign of Augustus to the abdication of Romulus Augustulus in 476, Rome was ruled by a series of rulers known as Emperors. This lesson examines the development of the position of Emperor.
11. What is the Praetorian Guard?
The Roman military had many special units, but none were like the Praetorian Guard. In this lesson, we'll learn about this elite unit and see what role they played in Roman history.
12. Why Was Ostia Important to the City of Rome?
Rome was, understandably, the most important city in the Roman Empire. But even Rome couldn't do it all on its own. In this lesson, we'll explore the city of Ostia and learn about its role in the Roman Empire.
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