Ch 4: Rome & the Holy Roman Empire

About This Chapter

This chapter in the Major Eras in World History Study Guide course offers the most efficient way to study Roman history and culture. Simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, lesson quizzes and a chapter exam ensure you understand the essential concepts of the history of Rome.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on the the history and culture of Rome will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Roman history, from the rise of the Roman empire to the Holy Roman Empire centuries later. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn about the history of Rome in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on Roman history
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the history of Rome
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world 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 Rome & the Holy Roman Empire chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know to distinguish between the early Roman empire and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Holy Roman Empire chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any questions about the history or culture of Rome. 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 Roman history for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • Mythology and religious identity in Rome
  • The rise of the Roman Republic
  • Pax Romana and Roman law
  • The Jewish and Christian presence in the Roman empire
  • Major architectural movements and innovative engineering in Rome
  • Evolution of Roman art
  • The fall of the early Roman empire
  • Political and religious transformations of the Holy Roman Empire

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Rome & the Holy Roman Empire
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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.

Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

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.

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

3. 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.

Roman Engineering and Architecture

4. 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

5. 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.

The Fall of Rome

6. 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.

The Antonine Plague: History, Start, Spread & Facts

7. The Antonine Plague: History, Start, Spread & Facts

The Black Plague wasn't the only epidemic to have a huge impact on European history. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Antonine Plague and see how it influenced the Roman Empire.

The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion

8. The Holy Roman Empire: Politics & Religion

In this lesson, we will examine the Holy Roman Empire. We will learn about its development, explore its political institutions, meet its leaders, and study its last days.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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