- THE FOUNDING OF ROME AND THE MONARCHY.
- The foundation of Rome.
- Monarchy (753-509 BCE).
- THE ROMAN REPUBLIC (509-27 BCE).
- Political system and institutions.
- Social conflicts: the fight over political rights.
- The territorial expansion of Rome.
- The end of the Republic.
- THE EMPIRE (27 BCE-476 AD).
- The High Roman Empire (1st to 3rd centuries AD)
- The Low Roman Empire (4th and 5th centuries AD)
- ROMAN SOCIETY AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES.
- Roman urbanism and cities.
- Roman economy.
- RELIGION AND CULTURE IN ROME.
- Roman gods and worship.
- Roman culture.
- ROMAN ART
- Other art forms.
- THE WESTERN ROMAN EMPIRE AFTER THE FALL OF ROME: THE GERMANIC KINGDOMS.
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In this unit you will have to do a newspaper frontpage with some elements we are going to study in the unit. So, read the job offer before you begin.
The instructions for this unit are in the following infographic:
The possible dates for the newspaper (and the main event that happened, with possible headlines about that event) are the following:
- 201 BCE – End of Second Punic War after the Battle of Zama.
- HANNIBAL DEFEATED!
- ROMAN GLORY
- 44 BCE – Julius Caesar is assassinated.
- JULIUS CAESAR KILLED.
- CAESAR ASSASSINATED IN THE SENATE.
- POLITICAL CRISIS: JULIUS CAESAR MURDERED.
- 27 BCE – End of civil war. Octavian is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
- OCTAVIAN IMPERATOR. CIVIL WAR ENDS.
- OCTAVIAN TRIUMPHS
- PEACE! GLORY TO OCTAVIAN AUGUSTUS!
- 79 AD – Pompeii and Herculaneum are destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius.
- POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM DESTROYED.
- THE FURY OF THE VESUVIUS.
- NATURAL DISASTER.
- 117 AD– Death of Emperor Trajan.
- THE DEATH OF A LEADER.
- GLORY TO TRAJAN THE VICTORIOUS.
- TRAJAN THE CONQUEROR DIES.
- 395 AD – Division of the Roman Empire after Theodosius the Great’s death.
- DEATH OF THEODOSIUS. TWO EMPIRES.
- ROME AND CONSTANTINOPLE: CAPITALS.
- EASTERN AND WESTERN BROTHERS.
- HONORIUS AN ARCADIUS: ONE FATHER, TWO EMPIRES.
Some advice – HOW TO WRITE A PIECE OF NEWS:
- Headline: simple but powerful language.
- Straplines: brief summary of the news.
- First paragraph: 6 Ws, showing the most important facts.
- Second paragraph: background (why has the event happened? How did it start?)
- Third paragraph: development of the event.
- Fourth paragraph: reactions from the main character, witnesses or other people. Use quotations.
- Last paragraph: possible consequences of the event.
Download a copy of the frontpage model for completing it:
- Rome: city.
- Monarchy: period of Roman history.
- Republic: period of Roman history.
- Senate: Roman political institution.
- SPQR: motto of the Roman Republic.
- Punic Wars: military conflict.
- Julius Caesar: Roman political leader.
- Empire: period of Roman history.
- Roman Emperor: Roman leader.
- Octavian Augustus: Roman emperor.
- High Roman Empire: period of Roman history.
- Pax Romana: characteristic of the High Roman Empire.
- Romanisation: characteristic of the High Roman Empire.
- Low Roman Empire: period of Roman history.
- Constantine the Great: Roman emperor of the early 4th century AD.
- Theodosius the Great: Roman emperor of the late 4th century AD.
- Patricians: Roman social group.
- Plebeians: Roman social group.
- Forum: Central part of Roman cities.
- Christianity: monotheist religion.
Complete a timeline of the history of Ancient Rome with the following dates:
- 753 BCE – 509 BCE – Monarchy.
- 509 – 27 BCE – Republic.
- 27 BCE – 284 AD – High Empire.
- 284 – 476 AD – Lower Empire.
- 264-146 BCE – Punic Wars.
- 44 BCE – Assasination of Julius Caesar.
- 330 AD – Capital of the Roman Empire to Constantinople.
- 395 AD – Division of the Empire into Eastern and Western.
Careful with the BCE and AD difference, and follow the instructions for doing timelines.