Roman Gazette

News in the Empire

Hagia Sophia

Our great rulers, Justinian and his wife, Theodora, are building the Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia means 'holy wisdom'. It is being built in San Vitale-Ravenna, Italy. It is said that it will be a beautiful structure with many pictures made out of mosaics. It will be a gigantic building with many domes.

Trade

Our Empire has accomplished many great things. One of those things is trade. We have been able to create more and more trade for the Empire. We have been able to bring more trade with:
  • Agricultural products
  • Silks and Spices
  • Tin/Lead/Iron
  • and common currency
Thank you to all who have helped with trade for the Empire!

Vote Pompey for Senate!

You can trust Pompey so vote for him!

Tiber River

Did you know Tiber River is the third longest river in Italy? It is also very helpful for trade. In fact, our founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, came to this land on the Tiber River and legend has it that they were raised by a she-wolf.

The Patricians & Plebeians

The Patricians were...

  • wealthy
  • land owners
  • had small minority
  • and they controlled all government
The Plebeians were...

  • common people
  • craftsmen, farmers, artisans, & traders
  • majority of population
  • had no role in government
In the 400s BCE, the Plebeians wanted to make changes in the government. So, the Patricians, or the government leaders, made changes to prevent uprisings. The new gov't was a Tripartite Government:

  • Gov't with 3 part
  • Checks & Balances
-Each part had own power, rights, and privileges

Pax Romana Interview with Augustus

AL: Good Day, Augustus!

A: Hello

AL: Today you are here to discuss the matters of this Pax Romana, or Roman Peace.

A: Correct.

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.

AL: Wow!

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

Egypt

Come with us to Egypt! We will be visiting many sites there! We will even get to see the pyramids! We will even meet the emperor. To learn more about tis trip, there will be a meeting on 23 March, 2016. Hope to see you there!

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was a very powerful person. Because of his power, the senate tried to limit his power. He declared himself Dictator for life. He was then murdered and civil war broke out

Christianity

Dear Editor,

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.

Sincerely,

Al

Barbarian Tribes

The Germanic Barbarian tribes have attacked empire as you all know. They were able to attack us because there was a decline of the empire. The decline happened because of:

  • food shortages
  • inflation/taxes
  • disease
  • lack of government services/protection/stability
Help the empire fix these problems so that it may last for a very long time.