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Historic PeopleRoman Leaders

World History

Unit 1Slide2

Essential Question:In five sentences, Compare and Contrast the three Roman Leaders.Ideas to help answer the EQ – think about:What were their strengths?What were their weaknesses?

What were they best know for, and how did that impact the empire and the world?Slide3

1. AugustusHe is called the


Roman Emperor.

Augustus b


a new Roman Empire that would last from 27 BC–180 ADWhile Emperor, he ended a century of civil warsHe gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness.Slide4

Augustus Improves the EmpireAugustus expanded the boundaries of the Roman Empire and secured the Empire's bordersHe reformed the Roman system of taxation

Developed networks of roads with an official courier system. Augustus established a standing army and a small navy.

Created official police and fire fighting forces for Rome.Slide5

The yellow legend represents the extent of the Empire in 31 BC, the shades of green represent gradually conquered territories under the reign of Augustus, and pink areas on the map represent client states. Slide6

2. Nero37 AD – 68 AD

Nero's rule is


with tyranny and


He is known for murdering his entire family, including his mother, stepbrother, and both of his wivesSlide7

Set Fire to Rome He is thought to have intentionally set a fire that burned most of Rome in order to clear a location for a new palace and scheduled a musical performance while it burned

He then blamed the Christians for burning Rome


Nero and ChristiansOne of Nero’s focuses was the building of theatres and the promotion of athletic games.He was known for torturing Christians

Peter and Paul (from the Bible) were both killed during Nero’s reign Slide9

Nero watching the burning of ChristiansSlide10

Death of NeroIn the end the people of Rome turned against Nero.

When he was about to be captured he stabbed himself.Slide11

3. Constantine The Great272 AD – 337 AD

As emperor, Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the


The government was restructured and civil and military authority separatedSlide12

Constantine the ChristianHe put an end to the persecution of Christians in the Roman


He i



Edict of Milan, which proclaimed official tolerance of Christianity in the Empire in 313Influenced by his mother, Constantine was believed to be over

40 when he declared himself a Christian

Constantine and his mother HelenaSlide13

Christianity in RomeConstantine became the first Christian Roman Emperor


reign of Constantine established


position of the Christian Emperor in the

ChurchThis would lay the groundwork for the coming of the Roman Catholic Church Slide14

Essential Question:In five sentences, compare and contrast the three Roman Leaders.

Ideas to help answer the EQ – think about:

What were their strengths?

What were their weaknesses?

What were they best know for, and how did that impact the empire and the world?