This lesson covers the period after the Second Punic War when Roman power and influence expanded rapidly across the Mediterranean. It breaks down into two parts: the Western Mediterranean which saw the treacherous destruction of Carthage and conquest of Spain; and the Eastern Mediterranean where Rome kept getting dragged into the wars and politics of the Hellenistic kingdoms. The presentation ends in 133 B.C.E. when the Numantine War in Spain finally ended and the Kingdom of Pergamum in the East was willed to Rome. Together, these marked a watershed as Roman power was dominant across the Mediterranean.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
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