Ch 4: The Legacy of Ancient Greece & Rome

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This chapter on the legacy of ancient Greece and Rome can give you a better understanding of Julius Caesar, the influence of ancient Rome on modern life, and much more. These brief lessons and quizzes are mobile-friendly and can help you prepare for an exam or refresh your understanding of this topic.

The Legacy of Ancient Greece & Rome - Chapter Summary

By working through the lessons in this chapter, you can strengthen your knowledge of the legacy of ancient Greece and Rome. Some of the topics covered include Julius Caesar's role in the death of the Roman Republic and the expulsion of the Etruscan kings. This interactive chapter can also assist you with understanding what caused the fall of the Eternal City. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Explain how the ancient Greeks impacted civilizations
  • Discuss the legacy of art left behind by the ancient Greeks
  • Recall Roman myths about the foundation of Rome
  • Explain the expulsion of the Etruscan kings and the subsequent rise of the Roman Republic
  • Discuss what led to the death of the Roman Republic
  • Recount the corruption and division that contributed to the fall of Rome
  • Detail how Romans impacted the development of Western culture

These lessons on the legacy of ancient Greece and Rome can help you gain a richer comprehension of the material presented. Conveniently, you can use the Help feature to submit questions to instructors if you get stuck on a topic. Video lessons include full written transcripts that you can print and use as helpful study guides.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Legacy of Ancient Greece & Rome
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Ancient Greece: History & Culture

1. Ancient Greece: History & Culture

The ancient Greeks thrived from about 800 BCE until roughly 30 BCE. Through culture, conquest, architecture, government, and the arts, the ancient Greeks made an impact on civilizations then, and continue to do so today.

Legacy of Ancient Greece: Art, Government, Science & Sports

2. Legacy of Ancient Greece: Art, Government, Science & Sports

In this lesson, you will explore the legacies that the ancient Greeks left behind on this world in art, government, science, and sports. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

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.

Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events

4. 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.

The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

5. 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.

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.

Ancient Roman Culture & Its Influence on Modern Life

7. Ancient Roman Culture & Its Influence on Modern Life

From religion and laws to language and more, the Romans have had an enormous impact on the development of Western culture. This lesson details a few of the more prominent points of the Roman legacy.

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