THE ROMAN EMPIRE

social science 1ºeso B

IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT

Many institutions, such us the senate, continue to exist under de empire. Bud the emperors naw had supreme authority.

In the 1st and 2nd centuries AD the roman empire expanded its frontiers and there was little social disorder (pax romana). The empire was divided into provinces ruled by a governator who was assisted by other romans officials.

Romanised

adopted distinctive exterior forms of the Romans, dress, style, religion, formal customs, etc.. That adoption of Roman material elements frequently requires the import and production of typical Roman, which often also involves the import of technology to produce it locally.

in summary:

Adoption of Latin, first officially and initially by the elites.

Penetration of manners: clothes, architecture, etc..

Penetration existing religions in Rome, both their own and the East: cults of Cybele, Mithras and Jesus.

Adoption of Roman material goods and the gradual introduction of raw materials and technologies necessary to produce them. It also involves the adoption of the currency and measurement units system Roman, etc..

Progressive adoption by Latin strata.

Generally accepted Roman law.

Abandonment of indigenous elements and homogenization of material culture with Roman metropolis.