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Difference between patricians and plebeians?

Patricians- higher class, in government
Plebeians- everyone else


Describe make up of the roman republic. How is it similar to US today

Both democracy.
Both had people voting and electing rulers.
Both had 3 branches- they had consuls, senate, tribunes


How would limiting the size of romes estates help the poor?

The estates took over the poor people's land and farms so if there were no estates, people wouldn't be homeless and have land


What was the Pax Romana? Who started it and what were some of the significant aspects about it?

Roman peace
Augustus or Octavian
There were no civil wars


What effect did the system of roads have in the empire?

All roads eventually led to Rome so it increased trading and the economy for them


What aspects of roman life might signal future problems for an empire?

Ignoring the real problems of the empire and only paying attention to distracting the people


How were Jesus's teachings at odds with Romans values and religious ideas? Why might the Romans have felt threatened by Jesus?

Christianity was first religion to worship a monotheistic God and that was unusual back then. They felt threatened because he was gaining followers and they didn't want people to go against their laws


Which more likely led to the decline of the Roman Empire? The economy or the military?



Consider evolution of roman republic. What were similarities with the political evolution of the Greek polis? What were the main differences? What are similarities and differences of government in America today?

Both first democracies
Greek polis was direct democracy and roman was representative democracy.
We had - pres, congress, Supreme Court
They had- consuls, tribunes, and senate


Why is law considered the most lasting of Roman Contributions?

Had a very similar system that we do, had senate and twelve tables, obviously contributed to our culture today