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The Roman Empire and Christianity

Decline of the Roman Empire


Seat work Please sit down, review pages 414-419, answer: The word Greeks and Romans used for people who did not share their cultures

Soldier who fights for pay rather than for his or her country
Traditional or established religious beliefs

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The word Greeks and Romans used for people who did not share their cultures Barbarians Soldier who fights for pay rather than for his or her country Mercenary Traditional or established religious beliefs orthodoxy

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What problems result when groups argue?

Groups Argue Among Themselves

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Key Ideas
Problems, including civil wars and foreign invasions, led to the decline of the Roman empire. The Roman empire was divided into eastern and western halves, each with its own emperor. The western half of the Roman empire collapsed while the eastern half survived.

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Key Terms
inflationa general rise in the cost of goods barbariansthe word Greeks and Romans used for people who did not share their cultures mercenarysoldier who fights for pay rather than for his or her country orthodoxytraditional or established religious beliefs
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What ended the Pax Romana?


Military commanders began challenging emperors. A series of civil wars broke out. Septimus Severus tried unsuccessfully to restore peace. More civil wars occurred.

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What elements further weakened the empire?


The Imperial Crisis

Economy

Persian Invasions

Germanic Invasions

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Two Important Emperors


Diocletian split the empire into two halves reorganized the imperial government into two co-emperors with junior emperors for support restored peace on the frontier persecuted Christians
Constantine made Christianity a legal religion in the empire started to build a new capital for the eastern empire, in the city now called Constantinople
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Collapse of the Western Empire

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

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Collapse of the West

What was the crippling blow that destroyed the western Roman empire? What type of government took over in Rome after the fall of the empire?

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How did the fall of the Roman empire lead to movement of all sorts?
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