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  Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome succumbed to cardiac arrest in the year 473AD under the weight of repeated barbarian invasions and a flagging economy.
Ancient Rome had become its own worst enemy and the invading barbarians minted coinage with the words "Invicta Roma" -Rome unconquered- as if they were there to save it from itself and bring back its ancient valour.
The Piramid in Rome is obviously an Egyptian memento as are the large number of obelisks (some dating several thousand years before the Roman Empire) which were often used to add magnificence to the circuses (stadiums for chariot races such as the Circus Maximus).
www.mariamilani.com /ancient_rome.htm   (2664 words)

  Ancient Rome - MSN Encarta
Ancient Rome, the period between the 8th and 1st centuries bc in which Rome grew from a tiny settlement to an emerging empire while developing from monarchy to a republican form of government.
Rome was part of a region near the Tiber River in central Italy that was called Latium (now part of Lazio).
Many of Rome’s religious traditions were later attributed to Numa, including the selection of virgins to be priestesses of the goddess Vesta.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761552589/Ancient_Rome.html   (1709 words)

  Ancient Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient Rome contributed greatly to the development of law, war, art, literature, architecture, technology and language in the Western world, and its history continues to have a major influence on the world today.
A Roman clad in a toga, the distinctive garb of Ancient Rome.
Ancient Rome boasted the most impressive technological feats of its day, utilizing many advancements that would be lost in the Middle Ages and not be rivaled again until the 19th and 20th centuries.
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 Ancient Rome
The story of ancient Rome is a tale of how a small community of shepherds in central Italy grew to become one of the greatest empires in history--and then collapsed.
Ancient Rome had enormous influence on the development of Western civilization because the empire was so vast and lasted so long.
Higher education in ancient Rome meant the study of rhetoric--that is, the art of public speaking and persuasion.
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 Ancient Rome - MSN Encarta
Rome had subdued Italy and then used its Italian subjects to conquer the Mediterranean.
Initially Rome had been generous with political rights and had bestowed degrees of citizenship on favored communities and on freed slaves.
Rome had permanently altered its economy, society, and culture, as well as the surrounding Italian countryside.
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 Ancient Rome
Rome is located on the Western shore of Italy (a peninsula which is shaped like a lady's spike-heeled boot), dividing the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Mediterranean to the southwest.
For Rome to be successful in maintaining its huge empire, it had to construct roads that stretched for hundreds of miles.
The western portion (Rome and its surroundings) was repeatedly sacked by Germanic tribes (the Visigoths in 376, the Vandals in 408, the Goths in 410, and Attila the Great led the Huns in its final defeat in 450).
www.eyeconart.net /history/ancient/rome.htm   (1199 words)

 Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome - This is a good site on general information about ancient Rome.
Ancient Rome Project - This site gives information about the history of Rome, its army, religion, geography, social structure and daily life.
Ancient Rome: Images and Pictures - This site is an added extra for those who want to include pictures in their research on various images of ancient Rome.
www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us /departments/research/ancient_rome.htm   (629 words)

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The rich and powerful people of ancient Rome were the patricians, who governed the city from the Senate (the Senate was Romes governing body during the republic voted into office once a year by an Assembly of citizens), and the equites, or men of property.
All the social and most political power was in the hands of a few ancient families, such as Cornelii, the Julii (the family of the Caesers) and the Aemilii.
Most patricians had, beside their house at Rome, a family farm in the country and a number of villas in pleasant spots of Latium in central Italy or in the south.
www.ancient-rome.com /law.htm   (692 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Assyrians Page
Rome grew into an empire in part because of how it treated the people it conquered.
Rome conquered many of its allies by force, but once the new people became citizens, they often joined the Roman army.
Rome is also close to excellent farmland and an abundance of wood and stone.
www.mrdowling.com /702rome.html   (249 words)

 How Excessive Government Killed Ancient Rome
Tiberius, Rome's second emperor (14-37 A.D.), extended the policies of Augustus well into the first century A.D. It was his strong desire to encourage growth and establish a solid middle class (bourgeoisie), which he saw as the backbone of the Empire.
Maintenance of this supply was critical to Rome's survival, especially due to the policy of distributing free grain (later bread) to all Rome's citizens which began in 58 B.C. By the time of Augustus, this dole was providing free food for some 200,000 Romans.
Rome's borders were under continual pressure from Germanic tribes in the North and from the Persians in the East.
www.cato.org /pubs/journal/cjv14n2-7.html   (5914 words)

 Ancient Rome - A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling History
Chosen by lot from a group of specially selected, physically impeccable girls with two living parents, a Vestal entered the Order between her sixth and tenth year and was sworn to thirty years of chastity and demanding service.
Travel back in time to see what life was like in ancient Greece and Rome while having fun with such hands-on activities as making a star gazer, chiseling a clay tablet, weaving Roman sandals, and making a Greek mosaic.
Travel back to the height of ancient Rome and meet Verus, a slave who is whisked away from his life of slavery and given a chance to win his freedom in the arena as a gladiator.
homeschooling.gomilpitas.com /explore/rome.htm   (1212 words)

 Ancient Rome  :: Home Directory
Indeed, Rome is remembered for its gory gladitorial contests, its craving for what we would call the "gruesome." But Romans had a soft side too.
Keep up with all of those provinces and countries with our section on the geography of ancient Rome, in addition to information concerning all of those many landmarks you are always hearing so much about.
Ancient Rome can be one of the most interesting, intriguing, and challenging things to teach - and learn.
library.thinkquest.org /26602/home.htm   (716 words)

 Amazon.com: Ancient Rome: Books: Horizon,Robert Payne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ancient Rome presents the history and heritage of that remarkable era.
Rome became the universal symbol of a dream that has haunted the human imagination since her fall: one world, at peace, united under the rule of law.
Yet it was Rome's republican ideals and institutions that inspired the Founding Fathers of colonial America in creating the laws and government of their infant democracy and continue to inspire free peoples around the world struggling with the vexing issues of self government.
www.amazon.com /Ancient-Rome-Horizon/dp/0743412923   (1983 words)

 Ancient Rome
By the end of this unit students will be able to evaluate the way that Ancient Rome may be considered anachronistic and/or evaluate the way in which modern societies may or may not have adopted many social, cultural, scientific and/or political ideas/attitudes from Ancient Romans.
By introducing Ancient Rome through and integrated curriculum students will come to understand and question the ways in which history is presented to us.
Moreover, the integrated curriculum allows students to analyze the various ways that Ancient Rome is similar to or different from modern day societies by introducing various venues of exploration- either through scientific experimentation and/or through reading and research.
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 BBC - History - Romans
A sacrificial Roman blade holds the key to an ancient and bloody conspiracy.
The Colosseum: Emblem of Rome by Keith Hopkins
Rome - a 11-part drama series from the BBC and HBO.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/ancient/romans   (470 words)

 Ancient Rome - The Colosseum
Officially known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the Colosseum was commissioned by the 9th Roman emperor, Vespasian.
Just as regimented order was crucial to Rome's military success, architects planned new buildings with strict rules of scale and balance.
Not much remains of the Colosseum's intricate animal elevator system, but this brass lined winch hole from one of the ancient lifts is testament to the devices used raise the beasts to the arena floor.
www.exn.ca /rome   (633 words)

 Ancient Roman History Timeline
The historical record of the early kings of Rome is hostile, the early monarchy was overthrown and banished.
Apparently, Rome was ruled by seven kings from 753 BCE until 509 BCE, when Tarquinius Superbus was defeated in a popular rebellion.
Rome's class divisions were clearly identifiable and institutionalized, yet attempting to fit them to a modern parallel only provides unsatisfactory anachronisms.
www.exovedate.com /ancient_timeline_one.html   (1846 words)

If Rome was far more successful in building an empire, it is in large part due to their creation of a more inclusive ideology of citizenship than achieved by any Greek city.
Moreover, ancient Roman writings, imply that such knowledge and practices were much older, restilying that eye physicians were numerous, specially in the northern regions of the Empire.
The prevalency of slavery in ancient Rome perhaps convinces us that it was not a brutal institution on the terms of slavery as we know of it in nineteenth century America; this is far from the truth.
www.omnibusol.com /anrome.html   (12210 words)

 Rich Hamper's Rome Resources Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Daily Life in Ancient Rome; The People and the City at the Height of the Empire,.
Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome.
Ancient Rome and Greece: An Encyclopedia for Students.
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 Ancient Rome
And yet, Rome began as a small city in the middle of a war zone.
These links trace the development of ancient Rome, from the Republic to the Empire to the Fall.
The bath in ancient Rome was more than just a place to get clean: It was a place to see people, make business decisions, and spend a good part of the day.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /subjects/ancientrome.htm   (332 words)

 Ancient Rome: Our Projects & Resources
There is even a short essay on contributions of ancient Rome to our civilization today.
This is part of a larger site on ancient coins Bearers of Meaning: A Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins which includes an extensive image library and annotations.
The scale model of Rome is a plaster model of about 70 square metres representing 3/5 of the city as it was when Constantine was its Emperor, at the beginning of the fourth century.
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/rome/eg_rome_intro.html   (3248 words)

Over many centuries the ancient city of Rome grew from a small city state to a vast empire.
They were a physical connection between the lands controlled by Rome and Rome herself - "caput mundi" - the capital of the civilized world.
We will look at objects that were made in the city of Rome and in the provinces that formed the Roman Empire.
www.carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/ROME/homepg.html   (170 words)

 Surgical Instruments from Ancient Rome
The cautery was employed to an almost incredible extent in ancient times, and surgeons expended much ingenuity in devising different forms of this instrument.
In dissection, many of the manipulations which we perform with the dissecting forceps were performed by the ancients with sharp hooks.
Possibly the ancients found difficulty in putting an edge sufficiently smooth for surgical purposes on their shears.
www.med.virginia.edu /hs-library/historical/antiqua/instru.html   (977 words)

 EAWC: Ancient Rome
Rome's greatness grew out of its imperial program of conquering others and establishing colonies.
And Rome becomes a cosmopolitan capital where high-living and material wealth become synonymous with personal importance and success.
His other aim is to situate Rome in line with what was considered the great literary tradition of the time -- the Greek.
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 NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | Roman Bath | Watering Ancient Rome
As Rome grew and the borders spread 1,000 miles away, that was no longer a concern.
When Rome was besieged by the Barbarian invasions, one of the first things they did was to cut the aqueducts into the city.
The security of Rome and the building of a stable empire allowed the stupendous archways, these arcades, to be safely built.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/lostempires/roman/watering.html   (755 words)

 Ancient Rome
Based on strict organization and centralized control, the empire was connected by a huge network of roads with the city of Rome in the center.
Or, use Ancient Rome: Images and Pictures, Picture Index1, Picture Index, Virtual Walkthrough, Virtual Walkthrough2, Roman Art and Architecture, or Virtual Rome Index to find visuals.
Students experience and analyze the pros and cons of a dictatorship and apply these ideas to their understanding of life in ancient Rome.
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