The Spread/Impact of Christianity in the Roman Empire (Lesson 12, Section 5)
Causes/Events leading to the fall of the Roman Empire (Lesson 13, Section 1)
Legacy of ART in the Roman Empire (Lesson 13, Section 2)
Legacy of ARCHITECTURE in the Roman Empire (Lesson 13, Section 3)
Legacy of ENGINEERING in the Roman Empire (Lesson 13, Section 3)
Legacy of LAW/JUSTICE in the Roman Empire (Lesson 13, Section 5)
Christianity in the Roman Empire
I will not worship Roman gods!
The fall of the Roman Empire
I am Emperor Constantine. I want to move the capital to Byzantium.
ART in the Roman Empire
My sculptures look like real people.
Christian preachers traveled along the roads of the empire, winning converts to their new religion. Both Paul and Peter, a close friend of Jesus, preached in Rome. Initially, Rome was not unfriendly to Christians.
ARCHITECTURE in the Roman Empire
The Colosseum is my favorite place in Rome!
Three of the main reasons why the Roman Empire fell were political instability, economic and social issues, and weakening frontiers. Rome never solved the problem of how to peacefully transfer political power to a new leader.
ENGINEERING in the Roman Empire
Aqueducts bring us fresh water.
Romans were especially influenced by the art of the Greeks, which inspired historians to coin the term “Greco-Roman” art. Romans were skilled in creating realistic statues.
LAW/JUSTICE in the Roman Empire
I make the laws obey me now!
Roman builders learned from the Greeks, Etruscans, and others before adding their own genius to take construction in new directions. The Romans learned how to use the arch, the vault, and the dome.
Romans were the greatest builders of roads, bridges, and aqueducts in the ancient world. The Romans built their roads with layers of stone, sand, and gravel.
Roman law covered marriages, inheritances, contracts, and countless other aspects of daily life. The Romans believed that nature provides a universal law of justice.