Ch 10: The Fall of the Roman Republic

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This chapter provides you with the review resources you need to remember topics about the fall of Rome. Short and engaging video lessons will make you quickly get up to speed, and our quick quizzes will allow you to test yourself on what you've reviewed.

The Fall of the Roman Republic - Chapter Summary

It might have been a long time since you've studies topics connected to the fall of Rome, but this chapter will help bring them back to light. Short and fascinating video lessons will awaken your memory of the details behind the fall of Rome, Justinian's Code of Law, and Augustus Caesar's reign. However, review doesn't stop there! Brief quizzes provide you with ways to measure the amount of information you remember. This chapter also includes the following topics.

  • Early Christian Church's connection to Judaism
  • Propagandists of Augustus including Horace, Ovid and Virgil
  • Severan emperors
  • Ascent of Christianity
  • St. Augustine's City of God

Advance to different topics in the videos by using the video links. You can read the lesson transcripts to get a closer look at the lessons and find key vocabulary words. This chapter's resources are all mobile-friendly so you can study wherever you'd like!

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Fall of the Roman Republic
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The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

1. The Early Christian Church and Its Ties to Judaism

This lesson will explore the early Christian Church and its close connection to Judaism. It will highlight the similarities of these two faiths in reference to the Holy Scriptures while also exploring their disagreement over the person of Jesus Christ.

The Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

2. 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.

Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid

3. Augustus' Propagandists: Virgil, Horace and Ovid

This lesson explores the role of poetry in Augustus' rise to power. We look at the contributions of Virgil and Horace, two poets brought to Augustus' aid by his friend Maecenas. We also look at the legacy of Ovid, a poet who seems to have raised the emperor's ire.

Emperors of the Severan Dynasty

4. Emperors of the Severan Dynasty

This lesson focuses on the Severan Dynasty, which ruled Rome from 193 CE to 235 CE. Although the lesson explains the military and social reforms of this dynasty, it also highlights the outlandish personalities of the individual rulers.

The Conversion of Constantine and the Ascent of Christianity

5. 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.

St. Augustine's City of God

6. St. Augustine's City of God

This lesson explores the life of St. Augustine and one his most famous works, The City of God. As we explore this work, we'll highlight Rome's disdain for the Christian faith and Augustine's argument against Rome's religious position.

The Fall of Rome

7. 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.

Justinian's Code of Law and Roman Emperors After Constantine

8. 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.

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