News in the Empire
- Agricultural products
- Silks and Spices
- and common currency
The Patricians & Plebeians
- land owners
- had small minority
- and they controlled all government
- common people
- craftsmen, farmers, artisans, & traders
- majority of population
- had no role in government
- Gov't with 3 part
- Checks & Balances
Pax Romana Interview with Augustus
AL: Good Day, Augustus!
AL: Today you are here to discuss the matters of this Pax Romana, or Roman Peace.
AL: So, Augustus, can you give us a little inside scoop of how you were able to achieve this Pax Romana?
A: Of course. It all started around 43 BCE in the Second Triumvirate that i was part of along with Antony and Lepidus. All sorts of drama happened between Antony and Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. I was able to defeat them from taking over the Empire in 31 BCE in Actium.
AL: Then what happened?
A: I was declared Commander-in-Chief by the Senate.
A: Yes. Then in 27 BCE, I changed my name from Octavian to Augustus and I became Rome’s first Emperor.
AL: That's amazing! How did it feel?
A: It felt wonderful. I will rule for 40 years. Finally that’s when the Pax Romana began.
AL: That’s great! Can you tell us what the Pax Romana has brought us?
A: It has made them Empire strong and safe. It has brought us natural borders, building projects, food distributions, created provinces with governors, and changed taxes and laws.
AL: That has all been wonderful for the Roman Empire. Thank you Augustus for coming to talk. Goodbye!
A: Thank you! Bye!
Come travel with us!!!!
Wednesday, June 22nd, 8:30-10:30am
I would like to discuss Christianity with you and what it is about. I know it is an orthodoxy and there is a Patriarch, but I would like to discuss it deeper so I can fully understand it. I also know that is is based around Jesus. It has also spread greatly among Jews and Romans. I do know that it has been banned because of a potential threat. I think that is wrong that they are persecuting Christians.
- food shortages
- lack of government services/protection/stability