30-Second Ancient Rome: The 50 Most Important Achievments of by Dr. Matthew Nichols

By Dr. Matthew Nichols

You understand that Rome wasn’t inbuilt an afternoon, yet simply how did a cluster of small hilltop villages extend to turn into one of many maximum empires in history?

Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How used to be a legion equipped? Did humans rather communicate Latin? What leisure may possibly you notice on the Colosseum? And what used to be lifestyle like for a Roman citizen?

This ebook takes a singular method of answering these kind of questions and extra. 30-Second historical Rome offers a distinct perception into some of the most brilliantly ruled societies, the place army may and expansive empire prepared the ground for technological advances that assisted in shaping our sleek life. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to scientific diagnoses, this can be the straightest highway towards knowing the 50 key thoughts and concepts that constructed and outlined one of many world’s nice civilisations.

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Writers like Tacitus enjoyed comparing hardy, martial, barbarian tribes on the frontier with the corruption and decadence of imperial Rome. ” RELATED HISTORIES LIFE IN THE ROMAN PROVINCES 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES SCIPIO AFRICANUS 236–183 BCE Roman general who defeated Rome’s arch-enemy Hannibal, ending the second Punic War against Carthage JULIUS CAESAR ca. 100–44 BCE Roman general and politician who extended the bounds of the Roman empire by conquering Gaul CONSTANTINE THE GREAT 272–337 CE Rome’s first Christian emperor, who divided the empire into eastern and western halves 30-SECOND TEXT Matthew Nicholls Rome left its imprint on many aspects of society, culture, and architecture in its vast territory in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The largely positive way in which later generations viewed Caesar was partly due to the influence of his written works. A writer and orator of brilliance, Caesar left accounts of his campaigns in Gaul, and of the subsequent civil war, which were intended to influence contemporary opinion and, in all likelihood, the judgment of posterity. His account of the Gallic Wars is a favorite of classics students today for its clear and lucid Latin and exciting subject matter. Matthew Nicholls 100 BCE Born into aristocratic Roman family, the Iulii 70s–60s BCE Climbs up the political ranks, aided by lavish games funded by borrowing (to be repaid by the plunder of conquest) 62 BCE Praetor in Rome and then governor in Spain—wins a military triumph but forfeits it to stand for election to consul, the highest-ranking magistrate 59 BCE Elected Consul.

A word to refer to the emporer. principate Name for the system of one-man rule established by Augustus, Rome’s first emperor or princeps. Saeptimontium A religious festival involving Rome’s “seven” (septem) or possibly “fortified” (saepti) hills (montes)—although the selection of hills does not include the seven usually thought of as the most important. Rubicon River A small river in northeast Italy. Famous only for being the first-century BCE boundary of Italy: Julius Caesar committed an act of civil war when he crossed the river with his army.

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