Chapters

  1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300

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Theme

The Romans managed to create the largest and longest-lasting empire around the Mediterranean.

Summaries

World Conquest in Self-Defense
The city-state began to conquer and acculturate its neighbors.

The Price of Power
As the Romans built an empire their republic fell apart.

The Absolutist Solution
The increasing power of emperors held the Roman Empire together.

The Roads to Knowledge
Graeco-Roman culture was regularized into a curriculum.

Keywords

World Conquest in Self-Defense
Roman Empire, Rome, Latin, republic, Senate, checks and balances, patricians, plebians, Celts or Gauls, legion, tribunes, romanization, forum, natural law

The Price of Power
Carthage, Punic Wars, Hannibal, proletariat, proscription, Tiberius & Gaius Gracchus

The Absolutist Solution
Julius Caesar, Julian Calendar, Octavian or Augustus Cæsar, Pax Romana, Principate, Praetorian Guard, bureaucracy, Germans or Goths, Diocletian, Dominate

The Roads to Knowledge
the seven liberal arts

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Last Updated: 8 January 2017