Ch 9: The Roman Republic Rises

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This chapter contains video lessons that will help you learn about the rise of the Roman Republic. Go through each lesson for information on important subtopics you will need to know.

The Roman Republic Rises - Chapter Summary

If you want to learn about the rise of the Roman Republic, you will find the video lessons contained in this chapter to be extremely helpful. When you watch the lessons you'll get a thorough account of the historical context of the Roman Republic, the major events that led to its rise, and cultural and political atmosphere of the time. The lessons are all taught by experienced instructors who will teach you about these topics clearly and effectively. The topics you will learn about include:

  • Roman mythology and religion
  • The founding of Rome
  • The seven kings of Rome
  • The origins of the Roman Republic
  • The Punic Wars
  • The Roman Republic's political structure
  • Roman law and the Pax Romana
  • The fall of the Roman Republic

When watching the videos, you can bookmark particular moments with the video tabs, if you want to return to particular points later on. Once you feel comfortable with these topics, you can test your understanding by answering the practice quiz questions. Make sure to track your progress by using your Dashboard as you go through each lesson.

12 Lessons in Chapter 9: The Roman Republic Rises
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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.

The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History

2. 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.

The Seven Kings of Rome: History & Summary

3. The Seven Kings of Rome: History & Summary

This lesson covers the legendary kings of Rome. The historical reality of these kings is challenged, and the central myths of their reign are explored.

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 Latin, Samnite & Pyrrhic Wars

5. The Latin, Samnite & Pyrrhic Wars

This lesson covers the unification of Italy under Roman control. In the course of this lesson, we explore the causes and repercussions of the Samnite Wars, the Latin War, and the Pyrrhic War.

The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

6. The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal

This lesson covers the three Punic Wars. We compare Rome to Carthage, then get into a summary account of the First, Second and Third Punic Wars, with brief discussions of their causes and consequences.

The Political Structure of the Roman Republic

7. 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.

Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

Reform in the Roman Republic: The Gracchi, Marius & Sulla

10. 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.

Cicero: History & Philosophy

11. Cicero: History & Philosophy

This lesson recounts the life and accomplishments of Cicero. We follow his political career through the collapse of the Roman Republic. We take a look at his philosophy. Finally we examine his legacy in western civilization.

The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey

12. 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.

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