The Rise and Fall of Rome

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  • Sulla & The First Triumvirate
  • I am dictator of Rome!!!!!
  • Julius Caesar
  • No!!
  • The Second Triumvirate
  • We shall stick together!!!
  • Sulla was a dictator of Rome who seized power with his army. When he stepped down Rome went into civil war. The First Triumvirate was formed to stop the civil war. Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus were the three men in the triumvirate.
  • Falling of The Second Triumvirate
  • I will beat you!!!
  • Julius Caesar was part of the First Triumvirate. After it fell, he declared himself dictator for life. He lessened the power of the senate, this worried the senate. They feared he would make himself king so they murdered him.
  • Cicero
  • We must trust Octavian. He will bring Rome back to how it should be. A republic!!!
  • Some of Caesars supporters Octavian, Lepidus, and Antony formed the Second Triumvirate. Would it last?
  • Augustus & Pax Romana
  • I am Augustus bringer of peace!!
  • The Second Triumvirate was falling. Lepidus had retired. Antony had traveled to Egypt, and made an alliance with Cleopatra. A war started between Antony, and Octavian. Octavian convinced the senate that Antony was going to try and take over. Octavian ended up murdering Antony.
  • Cicero was the greatest political leader of Rome. He believed that Octavian would return Rome to a republic.
  • Octavian gained complete control of Rome. He changed his name to Augustus meaning "the majestic one." Historians call him the first emperor. His power began an era of peace called Pax Romana, or Roman Peace.
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