The fall of Rome. By, Jackie L. D136. soc studies F

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  • Period: 100 to 500

    The fall of Rome.

  • Period: 100 to

    The fall of Rome

  • Period: 100 to 500

    the fall of Rome

  • Period: 100 to 500

    The fall of Rome.

  • 120

    From the Rome Empire to the Byzantium Empire - Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar ruled Rome from 120 C.E to 160 C.E. He expanded the empire! He improved infrastructure and his foster trade route improved economy. He had direct comtrol of the army but also created a standing army for the first time in Romes history.
  • 161

    Marcus Aruelius.

    Marucs ruled from 161 C.E to 180 C.E. He was the last of the five good emperors. Marucs spent most time putting down rebellions and fighting off invasions. He unified the Roman Empire economically, and he chose son Commodus to follow him as emperor.
  • 180


    Commodus ruled from 180 C.E to 192 C.E. He began the decline fo the Roman Empire, but he was more intreted in intertaiment than goverment. Commodus would rather chariot races or battles. He is the son of, Marcus Aurelius.
  • 284


    Worked to strengthen Rome and stop the decline- 2 decisions
    - Appointed a co-emperor: Maximian
    - Divided empire into two: West and EastDiolectian doubled the size of the army and improved the tax structure. He took steps to stop economic decline of empire but then Diolectian gave up power in 305 C.E.
  • 306


    Constantine ruled 306 C.E. – 337 C.E. Civil war broke out within the Empire, It is said that Constantine was filled with doubt about defeating his enemies. He hoped for victory. Sun broke through the clouds and a vision came to him. A cross appeared in the sky with “Under this sign you will conquer” above it. Constantine had soldiers mark their shields with this symbol and was victorious. He believed that the symbol came from the Christian God; he vowed to become Christian.
  • 400

    invastions & collapse

    After the death of Constantine, invaders attacked the empire. 400’s C.E. Could not hold off invaders. After Rome fell, eastern part stayed strong, constantinople became capital of Byzantine Empire.
  • 527


    After fall of Roman Empire, the eastern empire remained strong, Byzantine Empire. Ruled 527 C.E. – 565 C.E. as an autocrat, single ruler. Justinian’s Code preserved Rome’s 12 Tables.
  • 50 years of decline.

    Began under Commodus, a couple problems lead to fall of Rome.
    - weak rulers
    - Mercenary army
    - the size of the Empire
    -ecomnic problems
  • Byzantine Culture

    Started new silk industry. The Culture ordered construction of many public buildings: courts, hospitals, aqueducts, and fortresses. Hagia Sophia most famous building (church)‘Holy Wisdom’ in Greek.