Rome Part 1
Rome began as a small settlement of the banks of the Tiber River. From the time of Romulus, it grew into a strong kingdom and eventually, a powerful republic conquering the Italian peninsula. Later, Rome laid claim to most of the lands surrounding the Mediterranean.
It was constantly in a state of war and developed a powerful army, but its very existence was threatened during the Punic Wars against Carthage.
The Romans were great architects and builders, constructing magnificent temples to the Gods. Romans found many ways to amuse themselves, with gladiatorial combats and chariot races the most popular events.
However, despite great conquests and achievements, there was a need for social reform, initiated by the Gracchus brothers.
However, these reforms precipitated social unrest and the great civil conflicts that would embroil Rome.
KEY LEARNING AREAS
Rome From Village to Late Republic 753-1221 BCE
The Kingdom of Rome Etruscan Kings
Politics in The Early Republic The Military
Highways Architecture & Engineering Religion Life In The City
The Punic Wars The Gracchus Brothers
SENIOR: Ancient Society & Culture - People Place & Time
JUNIOR: A Society & Civilisation of the Past
DURATION: 51 Minutes
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0:00 Rome Introduction
0:59 From Village to Late Republic 753-1221 BCE
2:56 The Kingdom of Rome
6:44 Etruscan Kings
11:16 Politics in The Early Republic
15:24 The Military
20:55 Highways Architecture & Engineering
30:44 Life In The City
37:36 The Punic Wars
46:43 The Gracchus Brothers