Ch 9: GACE History: The Rise of the Roman Republic

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Let us show you all the elements of the Rise of the Roman Republic, to help you prepare for the GACE History exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes combine to give you different learning modalities that can help you answer the questions on the test correctly.

GACE History: The Rise of the Roman Republic - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you recall what you learned in college about the rise of the Roman Republic, in preparation for the GACE History exam. The videos cover all the topics you need to know about, including:

  • Roman myths and religion
  • The founding of Ancient Rome and early history
  • Formation of the Roman Republic
  • The Latin, Samnite, Pyrrhic, and Punic Wars
  • Roman engineering, architecture, and art
  • Roman law and the Pax Romana
  • Stoicism and atomism
  • The death of the Republic

Our knowledgeable instructors present the material clearly and effectively in preparation for the test. By learning via a variety of methods, you are likely to absorb and retain more information, and find the process of studying to be more enjoyable.

Objectives of the GACE History: The Rise of the Roman Republic Chapter

The GACE History exam consists of two standardized tests that may be taken together, on the same day, or separately. Both tests must be passed to be licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. The topics in The Rise of the Roman Republic chapter fall within Test I, Subarea I: World History to 1450 CE. This subarea makes up 40% of Test I. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that accompany the video lessons, you can gauge how much of the material you know, and what you still have to work on. You can also gain experience with questions like the ones you'll find on the actual test.

The GACE History exam consists of selected-response questions. You will read paragraphs, passages and questions followed by several response alternatives. From these, you must select the single correct answer.

11 Lessons in Chapter 9: GACE History: The Rise of the Roman Republic
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Roman Myths and Religion

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.

The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

2. 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.

Formation of the Roman Republic: Offices, Institutions and History

3. Formation of the Roman Republic: Offices, Institutions and History

This lesson covers the formation of the Roman Republic. We start by identifying the underlying causes of the Republican revolution. We then examine how the Romans instituted and expanded upon their system of checks and balances, starting with patrician assemblies and ending with the Plebeian Council.

The Latin, Samnite & Pyrrhic Wars

4. 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.

The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

5. 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.

Roman Engineering and Architecture

6. Roman Engineering and Architecture

This lecture covers Roman advances in architecture and engineering. First, Rome's debt to Greece is explored. Next, Roman advances in material science are enumerated: cement, mortar and concrete. After that, we will look at a few distinctly Roman techniques: the arch and the dome.

Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style

7. Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style

This lesson offers a basic outline of Roman art. We begin by examining the Greek roots of Roman art. Then, we look at the three predominant forms of Roman art: sculpture, murals and mosaics.

Roman Law and the Pax Romana: Definition, Meaning & History

8. Roman Law and the Pax Romana: Definition, Meaning & History

This lesson examines Roman law, following its development over time. Next, we briefly explore the three branches of Roman law. Finally, we look at how the spread of Roman law led to an era of Roman peace known as the Pax Romana.

Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy

9. Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy

This lesson looks at Roman moral philosophy, beginning with the unwritten laws and customs governing Roman social life. Then, we follow the introduction of Stoic philosophy to Rome. Finally, we take a look at some of Rome's greatest stoic philosophers.

Atomism: Natural Philosophy and Lucretius

10. Atomism: Natural Philosophy and Lucretius

This lesson will discuss the theories of the Roman philosopher, Lucretius. As it focuses on Lucretius and his works, it will highlight his belief in atomism and his famous poem, 'On the Nature of Things.'

The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

11. 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.

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