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1 Rome Becomes an Empire Coach Crews World History

2 Rome Becomes an Empire Monday – Empire Tuesday – Augustus Wednesday – prosperity in the empire Thursday – review day (Mr. Duke) Friday – test (chapter 8)

3 Rome Becomes an Empire Pages Reading Notes 15 minutes to read and record 10 notes We will discuss together when notes are completed

4 Rome Becomes an Empire 1.Rome, weakened by civil war, becomes an empire under Caesar War after Caesar's death On one side were his killers; his nephew Octavian on the other side Octavian, Antony, and Lepidus form the Second Triumvirate

5 Rome Becomes an Empire 2. The Second Triumvirate Lepidus retires, Octavian takes the west, Antony takes the east Antony falls in love with Cleopatra, the Romans support Octavian Octavian wins the Battle of Actium Antony and Cleopatra flee, eventually kill themselves Octavian lays the foundation for a new government

6 Rome Becomes an Empire 3. Augustus Cicero argued against dictators and for representative government Octavian gives power to the Senate, but he really held the power of final decisions He takes on the title Augustus, meaning "majestic one"


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