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Ch 6: The Rise & Fall of Rome

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The Rise & Fall of Rome - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find short videos about the rise and fall of Rome. The videos are designed to make ancient Roman history concepts easy to understand and remember. You'll study key points from Roman history, from its founding to its fall. This chapter is designed to assist you in doing the following:

  • Outline Rome's early history
  • Summarize the rise of the Roman Republic
  • Discuss the political structure of the Roman Republic
  • Identify the role of Julius Caesar in the death of the Republic
  • Assess the reign of Augustus Caesar
  • Detail the events that led to the fall of Rome

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6 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Rise & Fall of Rome
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The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

1. 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

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.

The Political Structure of the Roman Republic

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.

The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

4. 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 Early Roman Empire and the Reign of Augustus Caesar

5. 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.

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.

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