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  • Picture Of A Roman Family
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    Kyle Black Picture Captions Project Page 1: This picture shows daily life inside the home of Cornelius Rufus in Pompeii. It has people performing various activities and the pillars are painted red to hide fingerprints. Page 3: All official business was conducted in the Roman Forum. After a roman patron us received his clients, he would go to the Forum for business. Page 5: This picture of the atrium at the House of the Faun at Pompeii had a funnel-shaped roof designed so that rainwater would dra...
  • Five Hundred Thousand Roman Citizens
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    A copy below of the deeds of the divine Augustus, by which he subjected the whole wide earth to the rule of the Roman people, and of the money which he spent for the state and Roman people, inscribed on two bronze pillars, which are set up in Rome. 1. In my nineteenth year, on my own initiative and at my own expense, I raised an army with which I set free the state, which was oppressed by the domination of a faction. For that reason, the senate enrolled me in its order by laudatory resolutions, ...
  • Roman Empire Rome
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    The Roman Empire Rome became the most powerful empire of the Mediterranean for numerous reasons. The most significant advantage was the location where Rome resides. The location allowed them to become involved in the trade around the sea and build a stable economy, as well as succeed at agriculture and farming. Another reason for their success was the government system which started out as a democracy. Unfortunately, democracy didn't last and therefore this same factor was the major contribute t...
  • Augustus's Tep Sons Tiberius And Drusus
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    After winning the post-Caesar civil war, Octavian wanted to assure the Roman aristocracy and masses of the return of normalcy, meaning peace and republican procedure in rule. He began with gestures in this direction. Octavian disbanded the majority of the mobilized war-era legions, annulled illegal orders, and declared an amnesty for most civil-war actors, with the exception of Mark Antony's chief lieutenants at Actium. Reversing a Caesarean measure, Octavian also reduced the Senate in two phase...
  • Roman Republic
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    Polybius wanted to explain to his fellow Greeks how the Romans had risen to world power in a short span of time. Polybius criticized bitterly those writers of his time who wrote history as romance or who blindly celebrated their homelands or famous men without regard to deeper truth. Polybius combination of philosophical underpinnings, clear purposes and capable narrative made the important influence which he has been. Polybius saw in the Roman constitution a marvelous combination of the three l...
  • Very Important Position To Octavian
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    The age of Augustus (31 B. C~A.D. 14) During the Conflict of Orders, the lower class Romans, or plebians, forced the upper class Romans, known as patricians, to give them more rights and liberties (Hadas 1969). The Republican government in Rome was established to satisfy the plebians, while still leaving a majority of the control with the patricians. Octavian Augustus (63 B.C. ~14 A.D.) is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time ...

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