Building on the theme of the problems that having an empire brought Rome (discussed in FC.030), this lesson traces the turbulent final century of the Roman Republic from the attempted reforms by the Gracchi to Octavian's final victory at Actium that would usher in the era of peace known as the Pax Romana. Included are picture essays on the military reforms by Marius, Caesar's conquest of Gaul, and his civil wars and assassination.
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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