Rome and christ. story board

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  • Government 
  • I'm a Patrician
  • I'm a Plebeian
  • Government 
  • The Roman Senate 
  • Law
  • In Rome there were the Plebeians and the Patricians. Patricians were great land owners, who became Rome's ruling class.   Plebeians were less wealthy landowners, craftspeople, merchants and small farmers. Both could vote but only Patricians could be elected. In 287 b.c all male roman citizens were supposedly equal under roman law.  
  • Law
  • The Roman law was an important position in the Roman republic. 300 landowners were selected for the senate. The most important assembly was the centuriate. This assembly elected the chief officials, such as consuls, and praetors. 
  • Religion 
  • No Strict Adherence
  • Transformation of the inner person
  • People accused of wrongdoing were allowed to defend themselves before a judge. A judge was expected to weigh the evidence carefully in making his decision. This still apply's to us today.  
  • Religion 
  • Augustus created new order in the Roman empire. This period was know as Peace and Prosper as well as  " Pax Romana " meaning Roman peace was another name for this time. Trade flourished and provinces organized in an orderly fashion. The upper class lived great luxury lives.  As well as the Romans extending there citizenship to the people they ruled. 
  • Christians believe in only one god. Jesus was there one and only god. Romans did however tolerate other religions as long as they didn't threaten public order and public morals. Jesus Voiced ethical concepts of humanity charity and love towards others. According to Jesus strict adherence  to the law was not important but the transformation of the inner person. 
  • Christianity was so appealing because it contained many elements of popular religions. This made it easy for people to understand the religion. It promised eternal life. Both Roman and Christians encouraged virtue. As well as duty in one's community. The Two christian beliefs were the emphasis on the idividual conscience, and the emphasis on the public community.
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