Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 11: Mediterranean Society: The Roman Phase

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
  • Explain Rome's development from small city-state with a king to a republic.
  • Explain the constitution of the Roman republic and its expansion into a preeminent power in the Mediterranean.
  • Describe the transformation of Rome from a republic to an empire, from the Gracchi brothers to Augustus.
  • Assess the impact of the continuing expansion and integration of the empire on the lands around the Mediterranean.
  • Explain the expansion of trade and urbanization in the Roman Mediterranean and their impact upon society.
  • Explain the significant features of family and social values in Roman times.
  • Understand the influence of Greek philosophy and religions of salvation upon the Roman world.
  • Outline the experiences of Judaism and early Christianity in the Roman empire.
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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