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Rise and Fall of Great Empires

Rise and Fall of Great Empires

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APRCHS * Mr. Rubio, Principal * Ms. Coy-Bailey, AP Supervision Mr.

Friedman, Humanities Academy * Global Prep (January 2010 Regents) TOPIC: The Rise and Fall of Great Empires AIM: What must we know about the rise and fall of Great Empires to ace our upcoming Global Regents exam? RED: Key Term YELLOW: Bottom Line BLUE: Place PINK: Time H1 The Rise and Fall of Great Empires Key Term Bottom Line FOCUS: Greece & Rome A. impact/contribution to the West  B. cause of decline/fall  C. effect/result of decline/fall  Ancient Greece and • sculpture (statues) Rome (A) • architecture (buildings) Rome (A) • law (Twelve Tables) Fall of the Roman • period of disorder Empire (C) • weak central government Ancient Athens • democracy (Athenians) (A) Ancient Romans (and • ethnocentric (foreigners Ancient Chinese) were viewed as barbarians)


1. A major impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on Western Civilization (Europe) was that 1. the Greeks and Romans succeeded in achieving a classless society, which was later copied in Western Europe

2. Greek sculpture and Roman architecture were much admired and copied in the 18th and 19th centuries 3. Greece and Rome transmitted Islamic philosophy to the areas they conquered 4. Greek and Latin are still widely spoken in universities throughout the West 2. The Ancient Romans’ most significant contribution to Europe has been in the area of 1. 2. 3. 4. economics poetry drama law

3. An immediate result of the fall of the Roman Empire was 1. 2. 3. 4. a renewed interest in education and the arts  a period of disorder and weak central government  an increase in trade and manufacturing  the growth of cities and dominance by the middle class 

4. The Ancient Athenians are credited with 1. 2. 3. 4. inventing and using the wheel eliminating slavery establishing governments that had democratic elements inventing the printing press

5. Both the Ancient Romans and the Ancient Chinese viewed foreigners as barbarians. This is an example of 1. 2. 3. 4. cultural diffusion materialism imperialism ethnocentrism

6. A major contribution of the Roman Republic to Western European culture was the 1. 2. 3. 4. concept of government by laws belief that political power should be controlled by the military establishment of agricultural communes rejection of the concept of slavery

7. Which ancient civilization established the basis of western democracy? 1. Phoenician 2. Egyptian 3. Sumerian

4. Greek

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