About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering ancient Roman politics material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the politics of the Roman Republic. 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 politics 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 Politics of the Roman Republic 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 Politics of the Roman Republic 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 politics of the Roman Republic for a standard ancient Roman history course. Topics covered include:
- How the Republic of Rome was formed
- The political structure of the Roman Republic
- History and people of the First Triumvirate
- The Gracchi, Marius and Sulla
- People and events associated with the fall of the Roman Republic
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. The Political Structure of the Roman Republic
This lesson explains the political structure of the Roman Republic by highlighting the importance of social class within the system. It also explains the roles and positions of the Consuls, the Senate, and the Assembly.
4. Members of the First Triumvirate: History & Explanation
In this lesson, explore the history, political power, and significance of the First Triumvirate of Ancient Rome, including the lives and ambitions of its three members.
5. Reform in the Roman Republic: The Gracchi, Marius & Sulla
This lesson covers the reforms of the Late Republic. We look at the effects of slavery on the Republic. We examine the factors that led to social unrest. Finally, we take a look at the efforts of various great men to save the Republic from itself.
6. 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.
7. Who Was Scipio Africanus? - Biography & Battle of Zama
The Second Punic War saw two of history's greatest military minds go head-to-head. In this lesson, we'll check out the life and career of Scipio Africanus, and see what impact he had on this conflict.
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