Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ROME POST IV - Select one MVP of the Roman Era.

Augustus (63 B.C.-14 An.), the founder and first ruler of the Roman Empire. Since Csar had no sons of his own, he made up his mind that some day his grandnephew would succeed him as ruler of Rome. After Csar’s assassination in March, 44, Augustus came to Rome. In spite of his youth he soon became one of the most powerful men of the Roman state.

It has been said that the life of the first Roman emperor was really the life of two men - Octavian and Augustus. In the years when, as Octavian, he was fighting for the rule of the Roman world, he did many mean and treacherous things to bring about his ends. He thought nothing of sacrificing his friends in order to win over powerful enemies. But after Octavian became the emperor Augustus, a ruler with no serious rivals, there was a great change for the better. In general he showed a kindness and a generosity that had been almost entirely lacking in former years.

ROME POST III - Venn Diagram

Monday, May 16, 2011

ROMAN Post 2

For the next section, one of the first links I believe we should use is this website contains many maps, family trees, games as well as a virtual library. Another link we should possibly use is this website has information on the Philosophy, Government, food, people, wars and even art of the Romans and also keeps the info simple and understanding. Lastly, we should probably take a look at, this website has a list of the many important people in the Roman empire. It tells us who they are, what they did, and how they came to be.

ROMAN Post 1

-Forum is a center of all government business
-Citizens have the right to vote in a republic
-Legionaries are citizens who make up a majority of the roman army
-Consuls are chief executives
-Dictators were elected

-Conflicts between Carthage and Rome are considered the Punic Wars
-Rome and Carthage fought 3 Punic Wars
-Carthage was the most powerful city North of the African coast
-During the 3rd Punic war, Rome nearly destroyed the city of Carthage
-Spartacus led a revolt as a slave

-Marc Anthony helped Octavian gain control of the west
-Triumvirate means rule of three
-Julius Caesar led troops across the Rubicon and declared war on the Republic
-Augustus was emperor of Rome
-Pax Romana was a period of peace for 200 years

-Pax Romana was the longest period of peace ever known
-Roman laws were called the Code of Twelve Tables
-A major impact that helped the Roman Empire was good transportation
-Galen wrote several volumes on medical
-The Aeneid was written by Virgil

-Romans sacked the Jewish Holy City of Carthage
-Pontius Ponte a roman governor tried to be an enemy of the state
-The Council of Nicaea proclaimed the existence of the Trinity
-The Roman emperor Constantine declared his support for Christianity in A.D. 312
-In the late Roman empire, Christian church councils collected and spread Chrisitan beliefs which helped establish Christianity as a major religion and stabilized the church.

-Inflation is the rise of price due to the decreased value of money
-Dio cletian thought the empire had grown too large for one emperor and appointed a co-emperor to rule the West.
-invaders from Germany were a constant threat as they fled from the Huns.
-The Vandals, a Germanic tribe, proved to be a serious threat and sacked Rome around A.D. 455.
-Economic historians argue that high inflation and taxes, as well as the decline in agriculture, explain why the Western Empire fell.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Reaction to Capzles

Using Capzles to create an earlier project for this course was much easier after experimenting with different things and figuring out what each button did exactly. After the first day Capzles became second hand and the only effort I really needed to do was get information and pictures, Capzles did the rest by organizing my information into different "stacks" or groups and made it easy to find and easy to understand. I have used this website for one other project as well. I found Capzles a good find and will continueto use it on futher presentations rather than using powerpoint.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek Blog #5

Top 5 Things the Greeks contributed to modern society

-History (Herodotus, father of history)

-Underground aqueducts

I chose the top 5 that I did seeing as we still use them today and they relate to us in many different ways. For example things such as philosophy are a part of schools and the way we learn, while democracy is something we live with in our government system. Although Herodotus is not part of our day to day lives, history is, and we create history everyday. The olympics are not neccasarily a contribution, however it is still an impact on us, and is something everyone takes time to watch or read about. Lastly I picked aqueducts because.. we need water..

Greek Blog #4

As the cover to a Greek Unit book, I would choose a picture of one of the Grand Monuments that would have been in Greece. Although the picture above is only left in ruins, this gives you an idea of how grand and complicated these structures were back in the day. In the picture is one of the most famous structures know as the Parthenon.