Roman Empire: 600BC-600AD

  1. How did the republican constitution set the stage for conflict between the patricians and plebeians?
  2. What was the significance of the Punic Wars to the later development of Rome?
  3. In general, how did the Romans deal with the people and the lands that they conquered?
  4. What inherent weaknesses in Rome’s political and economic institutions did the conflicts of the Gracchi brothers highlight?
  5. Describe the transition from republic to empire in the 1st century BC.
  6. How did the Romans promote trade throughout the empire?
  7. How did Jesus’ message threaten the Roman administration? How did they respond?
  8. What was the appeal of the early Christian teachings? What sorts of people were most attracted to it?

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