Flashcards in Ch. 1.3 Rome and the Rise of Christianity Deck (15)
great landowners. Rome's ruling class
less wealthy landowners and others. larger class. below patricians.
form of gov't in which leader is not a monarch and certain citizens can vote
(Roman) select group of about 300 landowners who serve for life. advise officials and has force of law
belief of Jesus Christ and God. born and expanded in Roman Empire
institution that was the avenue between an individual and God
"The upper classes lived lives of great luxury on their villas and on their vast ESTATES."
"Some people saw Jesus as a POTENTIAL revolutionary who might lead a revolt against Rome."
"By the end of the second century AD, Christians still represented a small MINORITY, but one of considerable strength."
created new order = Roman Empire.
Jewish prophet who spread the word of God. later crucified.
persecuted Christians. reign AD 54 to 68
became a Christian. passed tolerance of Christianity in the empire.
part of Italy. Roman civilization starts here