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1 Rome PowerPoint Slides Topics: 1) Introduction to Rome 2) People of Rome 3) Roman Government

2 Seven Hills of Rome


4 Aqueducts – Structures, using the arch, that brings water into the city

5 Circus Maximus – The chariot races were held at this track, holding hundreds of thousands of people. The track was designed so that the emperor could watch from his palace.

6 Pantheon - The place where Roman gods were worshipped…
Pantheon - The place where Roman gods were worshipped…. The ceiling is in a dome shape, another significant development of the times.

7 The Colosseum

8 Catacombs


10 Roman Forum


12 Patrician Went to all gladiator battles, many parties
One family in each house (family line important) Power in leadership Homes had many rooms – possibly running water/ indoor bathroom Spent time in Roman baths (spa today)

13 Plebeian Wore “tunics” – long shirt w/ belt
Rome crowded – lived in the apartments; little/no running water/ indoor bathroom – crowded area Living conditions often unhealthy Some power to influence decisions; still citizens Could have slaves, even though not as rich Entertainment – visit gladiator games (way to make them happy, not revolt; little/ no time at bath) Food bland, basic

14 Slaves Make clothes, prepare food, tools – manual labor
Every slave had a price, depending on effort, talents, etc. Could wait on patricians hand and foot – treated better though (could be freed by master either by earning it or upon master’s death) If freed, known as a “freedman” – not a citizen; no voting rights/ power Interaction with masters – sometimes treated like one of the family, others treated very roughly Slaves were gladiators!

15 Women Women had some rights – could own shops, land, slaves (depends on status of the woman) Plebian woman – worked in shops; housekeeping/ taking care of children the major job Slave women – possibly in the gladiator games as well

16 Children Wore tunics No formal schooling in many cases, taught by mother, tutor, slave tutor (depends on wealth) May wait on parents, serve them Father ran the house; rights were controlled; father could sell into slavery (rare, but poorer people might) Obedience necessary Poorer children suffer from malnutrition Goal of education: become an effective speaker Married young

17 Legionary Marry a local woman – depending on where placed
Lived in barracks/ shared bedrooms, etc. Young, 45 max Generals mixed with government often After fighting, may receive land/ property in victory Paid well, which kept them loyal Had to stay with legion

18 Structure of Roman Republic

19 CONSULS 2 Consuls were elected for one-year terms
Consuls were at the top of the republic and each had “veto” power. If one consul didn’t agree, the idea did not go through Consuls came from wealthy families and became governors in the republic after they served the one-year term Commanders of the army in a time of war 19

20 SENATE Made of old patrician males, retired from being judges
Ran the day – to – day operations of the republic; proposed laws and advised the consuls Took no salary, as the families were often rich already Held position for life, (which is why many times Senators were murdered) Nominate the consuls 300 members 20

21 ASSEMBLY Each free Roman male belonged to an Assembly, made up of patricians (rich families, history in Rome) and plebeians (poorer citizens) Assembly members elected judges and tribunes to oversee the rights of everyday citizens Rich people usually had more power and control over Assembly matters Voted for the consuls based on senate nominations Could also declare war 21

22 TRIBUNES Elected by the Assembly
Would sit in on the Senate and veto any law that went against the rights of the poor (plebeians) Were often bribed, since they were the only way the poor could have true influences 22

23 JUDGES Elected by the Assembly to oversee the actions/laws of Rome, especially the Twelve Tables Unpaid position, so was often taken by rich patrician men After retirement, would look for a position in the Senate Accepting bribes against 12 Tables – could get death penalty 23

24 ROMAN WOMEN & SLAVES No votes No direct influence in government
Slaves usually from conquered regions – often served as gladiators and made money for owners Women could be honored if connected to wealthy families, but otherwise held only basic jobs outside of the home Freedmen, or slaves who were granted freedom, usually didn’t have voting rights (this eventually changed later) 24

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