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Legacies/Fall Rome

6th grade legacies and the fall of Rome

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FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Political Instability transfer of power was not peaceful, rivals fought for crown, emperors were murdered for crown
Economic and Social Issues heavy taxes to finance huge army, trade suffered because people in poverty, people were not happy
Weakening Frontiers huge size made it hard to defend, Germanic tribes in west were pushing borders,soldiers had little loyalty to Roman Empire
LEGACIES
ART
Statues lifelike, created realistic statues
Frescoes murals of plaster and water colors, often showed 3d landscapes and scenes
Culture supported artists, paid artists to create
Examples Sistine Chaple - Michelangelo, decorative glass, cameos, mosaics
ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING
Arch upside down u or v shaped structure that supports weight as in a doorway
Vault (these two were in baths) arched structure used to hold up a ceiling
Dome Pantheon, a half-round or hemisphere-shaped roof
Concrete mixed broken stone with sand, cement, and water, allowed mixture to harden
Stadium large open-air structures - Roman Colosseum
Examples Triumphal Arch- celebrate victories, Capitol Building, Government buildings
Roads 53,000 miles connected Rome with the frontiers of the empire
Bridges
Aqueducts carried water from 60 miles away
Churches
LANGUAGE
Latin
Alphabet wrote in all capital letters
Other Languages developed from Latin - Spanish, Italian, French
Examples calendar with Latin names, prefis, roots, Roman numerals
PHILOSOPHY AND LAW
Stoicism belief that godly intelligence ruled all of nature, live in a way that agrees with nature, have good character, duty over personal well-being
Law cover parts of daily life
Justice every person had rights taht no law could take away
CHRISTIAN RELIGION
Created by: EDies81