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Roman Republic

ends with Caesar's death

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Senate

highest authority in Republic, have to be aristocratic male with land, dealt with foreign relations and

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Consuls

served the senate, proposed laws and commanded army, powerful

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Patricians

upper class citizens

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Plebians

lower class peasants

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Patron/client Relationship

money given by patricians to plebeians in return for political support

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Roman Principate/Empire

dictatorship disguised, only time one civilization has ever controlled the whole Medditeranean

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Julius Caesar

death marks end of the Roman Republic

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Augustus Caesar/Ocatavian

says first among equals (doesn't make sense)

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Equites

middle class merchants (like Han gentry-- shows LDT with China)

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Pax Romana

comes out of Roman Empire, people allowed to travel safely throughout Empire

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Romanization

(like Chinese cinicization) more and more land makes them want people be become more Roman, makes people Roman citizens in order to buy into system

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Aquaducts

Roman empire technology, uses gravity to have water travel miles from source into the cities, moves waste out of cities too

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Constantine

issues Edict of Milan after seeing a cross during battle and claiming victory to Christianity, converts to religion, changes capital to Constantinople

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Constantinople/Byzantium

capital in Byzantium after Diocletian splits empire into east and west, Constantinople established by Constantine

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Diocletian

sets law of maximum prices which starts big black market, splits empire into east and west.

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Edict of Milan

nobody can be exicuted because of their religion

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Justinian

ends Roman Empire, establishes Byzantine Empire