Published on October 29, 2007
The Fall of Rome: The Fall of Rome World History Mr. Johnston April 7, 2000 Rome in Crisis: Rome in Crisis Death of Marcus Aurelius Political turmoil Generals fought for power In one 50-year period there were 26 rulers Attempts at Reform: Attempts at Reform Diocletian Divided the empire into Eastern and Western regions so it would be easier to govern Fixed the prices of goods and services so people could afford them Attempts at Reform: Attempts at Reform Constantine Religious toleration of the Christians Built a new capital at Constantinople Diocletian and Constantine slowed decline but could not stop it. Invasion : Invasion Hun invasion of Europe displaced many Europeans Displaced Europeans fled into Rome Causes of the Fall of Rome: Causes of the Fall of Rome Economic Causes High cost to maintain Army led to high taxes Farmers left land and the middle classes fell into poverty Causes of the Fall of Rome: Causes of the Fall of Rome Military Causes Changes in army membership Loosened discipline Causes of the Fall of Rome: Causes of the Fall of Rome Moral Decay Loss of faith in Rome Values such as patriotism, discipline, and devotion to duty declined Causes of the Fall of Rome: Causes of the Fall of Rome Political Causes Political turmoil Fights for power Government became autocratic and people revolted Causes of the Fall of Rome: Causes of the Fall of Rome Invasion Invaded by Europeans when already weakened by other factors The End of Rome: The End of Rome Rome fell in 476 A.D. when Odoacer, a Germanic leader, took over Rome However, the Eastern Roman Empire continued to exist The Contribution of Rome: The Contribution of Rome World History Mr. Johnston April 7, 2000 Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Trajan--A Roman Emperor Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Etruscan chariot Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Etruscan Jewelry Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Roman Bedroom Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Old Market Woman Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Bust of a bearded man Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Marcus Aurelius Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture The Pantheon Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture The Colloseum Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture A Roman Forum Art/Architecture: Art/Architecture The Arch of Constantine Technology: Technology Roman Road Technology: Technology Roman Aqueduct in Spain Science: Science Ptolemy Language: Language Latin and the Romance Languages--French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Literature: Literature Virgil Law: Law Twelve Tables--Included the following laws (Marriages) should not take place between plebeians and patricians. No person shall hold meetings by night in the city. Females should remain in guardianship even when they have attained their majority. A dreadfully deformed child shall be quickly killed.