Chuck Norris Fact: Chuck Norris sold his soul to the devil for his rugged good looks and unparalleled martial arts ability. Shortly after the transaction was finalized, Chuck roundhouse kicked the devil in the face and took his soul back. The devil, who appreciates irony, couldn't stay mad and admitted he should have seen it coming. They now play poker every second Wednesday of the month.
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The Mediterranean Sea
Greece: Basic Stats Rough, rocky terrain only 20% was suitable for farming Staple Crops Grains, Olives, Grapes Nice weather Perfect for outdoor activities
Evolution of the Greeks Did I step in dog crap again? Minoans Atlantis? Mycenaeans Trojan War Greeks The Golden Age Macedonians Alexander
The Persian Wars Persia has the most powerful empire in the world and wants Greece Part desire to expand Part revenge Greece stands against Persia and wins Battle of Marathon Spartan 300
Gifts of Ancient Greece City-State or Polis Democracy Phalanx Architecture Philosophy Theater Sculpture Acropolis
The Peloponnesian War Sparta vs. Athens Greek city-states all take sides War lasts 27 years Sparta wins, but all of Greece loses This marks the end of the Golden Age Peloponnesus Peloponnesian
Alexander the Great Built the largest empire in the world Combined Greece, Egypt, Persia & India Hellenistic Culture Alexandria, Egypt Math Science Astronomy Architecture I died in my early 30’s…think about that!
Rome’s Founding Romulus & Remus suckling at the power teat of their wolf mother…and you thought you had problems great location Near the middle of the Mediterranean Sea Next to the Tiber River In the middle of seven hills Protected by the Alps to the North & the Mediterranean Founded by two brothers, Romulus and Remus They didn’t get along
The Truth Look at that body! I work out! The first Romans are a mix of Latins, Greeks and Etruscans Rome pulls the best of previous empires like the Greeks & Persians Rome is born like all other empires Good location Good leadership Good Military Good Technology
Events in Rome’s Growth Salad anyone? Sometimes General Full Time Chef Punic Wars Hannibal & Carthage Julius Caesar The 1st Dictator Eh tu, Brute The Triumvirates Octavian Cleopatra & Marc Antony
The PaxRomana A 200 Year Period of Great Peace and Prosperity Begins with Augustus Caesar’s “son” Creativity & Ingenuity run wild Romans run wild Life is good!
The Republic Emperor Insane, but not total power Senate 300 Members Patricians Assemblies Centuriate (Soldiers) Tribunes (Plebians) Written Law 12 Tables Posted in the Forum All citizens are equal in the law and have rights Copied by many, namely the United States
Behind the Scenes A vast Road System is built and unites all reaches of the Empire Safe trade and travel 90% of the cash comes from farming Denarius is money Common, unified money system Military travels and keeps the empire safe Civil Service jobs are done by the common man Tax Collection Grain distribution
The Roman Legion Did You Know: Russell Crowe served in the Legions before he became an actor The Legions give Rome the ability to spread It is an honor and duty for men to serve Legion 5,000 Men Calvary The Legion will build and protect Rome
Religion Pagans Worshipped Greek Gods Zeus Hades Worshipped Roman Gods Jupiter Mars Asian Religions Ancestral spirits Christianity Jesus lived and died in the Roman Empire Inside View of the Pantheon
Sorry…the Inn is full What up, Playa? Jesus Jones is born in Bethlehem, Judea on December 25, 0000 This is part of the Roman Empire Born to the Jewish parents Mary and Joseph Raised in Nazareth as a carpenter He begins public ministry at the age of 30 Jesus is known to teach & preach about God, do good works and perform miracles The man known as Jesus was said to walk on water, turn water into wine, and turn a five piece nugget into a 20 piece
Christianity Christianity is born surrounding the life & death of Jesus After Jesus’ death his teachings are spread throughout the Roman Empire Rome at first rejects Christianity, but eventually converts to the religion This is Pilot washing his hands after sending the son of god to his death…that’ll probably cleanse his soul