About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Roman history material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the founding of 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 the birth of ancient Rome.
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning ancient Roman history (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- 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 Founding of Rome chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Founding of Rome chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any ancient Roman history question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the founding of Rome for a standard ancient Roman history course. Topics covered include:
- Myths and religion of ancient Rome
- The story of Romulus and Remus
- Significant wars during Roman history
- Monarchy of ancient Rome
1. Roman Myths and Religion
This lesson compares Roman gods to their Greek predecessors and enumerates the similarities and differences between Greek and Roman religion. Finally, Roman religion's relationship with mystery cults, especially Christianity, is briefly explored.
2. Romulus and Remus: Story of the Founding of Rome
According to myth, the founding of Rome was attributed to twin brothers Romulus and Remus. In this lesson, learn the origin of these legendary brothers, their tragic early life, and how they became iconic figures in the history of Rome.
3. 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.
4. The Seven Kings of Rome: History & Summary
This lesson covers the legendary kings of Rome. The historical reality of these kings is challenged, and the central myths of their reign are explored.
5. The Latin, Samnite & Pyrrhic Wars
This lesson covers the unification of Italy under Roman control. In the course of this lesson, we explore the causes and repercussions of the Samnite Wars, the Latin War, and the Pyrrhic War.
6. The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal
This lesson covers the three Punic Wars. We compare Rome to Carthage, then get into a summary account of the First, Second and Third Punic Wars, with brief discussions of their causes and consequences.
7. Ancient Roman Monarchy: Timeline & Overview
Ever wondered why the Romans didn't have kings during the Punic Wars or while they were expanding over most of Europe? This lesson will provide a background as to why Romans despised the title.
8. Vercingetorix: Biography, Facts & Execution
This lesson goes over the first national hero of France, Vercingetorix. Find out who this man was and how his fate was intertwined with that of another famous man, Julius Caesar.
9. Livy: Biography, History of Rome & Quotes
One of the greatest historians in, well, history was none other than Livy. Find out more about his life, work, and read a few quotes from his work in this lesson.
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