Published on October 29, 2007
Ancient Rome : Ancient Rome SOL 3.1, 3.5, 3.7 The ancient Roman civilization shares:: The ancient Roman civilization shares: A written language A system of government Advances in arts and sciences A common culture Physical Characteristics : Physical Characteristics Ancient Rome was…. Next to the Mediterranean Sea It covered parts of Europe, Asia and Africa A peninsula Rocky and mountainous Built on hills Next to the Tiber River Representative Democracy : Representative Democracy Citizens (wealthy men) voted for representatives to make laws for them. Laws applied to everyone. We use a representative democracy in America today! Adaptations to the Environment : Adaptations to the Environment Ancient Romans adapted to their mountainous land by Growing olives and grapes Having small farms on terraced hillsides Trading on the Mediterranean Sea Jobs of the Romans : Jobs of the Romans Farmers Road builders Traders Architecture : Architecture Romans used arches in buildings, bridges and aqueducts. Aqueducts were designed to pump water in to the city. The water was used for humans and for irrigation.: Aqueducts were designed to pump water in to the city. The water was used for humans and for irrigation. Road Building : Road Building The Romans created a network of paved highways. This joined the empire together and allowed soldiers to move swiftly from one area to another. Roman Art : Roman Art Roman artists created: Pottery Jewelry Tools Mosaics were a special art form that used small pieces of tile, glass or stone. Religion: Religion The Romans began by worshipping different gods and goddesses (like the Greeks), but eventually become Christians. Ancient Romans also….: Ancient Romans also…. Changed our calendar to 365 days and named the months Gave us 1/3 of our English language Used Roman numerals that we still see today on clocks, watches, and in books I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X The People of Ancient Rome : The People of Ancient Rome Men were citizens Women were caretakers Boys were educated Girls learned handicrafts and household chores What would you be doing in Ancient Rome? Be able to locate Italy, Rome and the Mediterranean Sea on a map.: Be able to locate Italy, Rome and the Mediterranean Sea on a map. Study and you will be REALLY ROMAN!