World History Homework Four Answers - Student 6

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Aran M.

1. Who is your favorite Roman emperor, and why?

2. Describe what the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire were, including approximate dates.

3. Compare and contrast the Roman Empire in the West with the Byzantine Empire.

4. Explain what Pax Romana was.

Pax Romana literally means Roman peace; this was the period from 27 B.C. to A. D. 108. During this period there were “five good emperors” Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius. These emperors did many good things, but most of them still persecuted Christians.

Excellent point about how they persecuted Christians, with good detail about who the emperors were.

5. Discuss Hannibal or Attila the Hun.

At a young age, Hannibal swore on the altar of a Carthaginian god, that he would fight Rome as long as he lived. Carthage had been preparing for a strike against Rome and Hannibal was at the lead. Hannibal led the Carthaginian army into what is now Spain. Marching towards Rome in a maneuver to flank it, they had but one obstacle, the Italian Alps. Unlike Rome predicted, Hannibal led 30,000 men and an army of elephants over the Alps and into Italy. As soon as the Romans heard of this, they sent an army to fight the Carthageians. This army was crushed by Hannibal and some Gaulic troops that joined with him. The Romans continued to be defeated until they appointed Fabius as their general. Fabius had a new tactic to defeat Hannibal's army. This new tactic was skirmishing behind Hannibal’s forces, and cutting off his supplies. This tactic worked for a short while, until Fabius’s time of office was over. The two new councils overseeing the army would not utilize “Fabian policy” and challenged Hannibal in a pitched battle. The Roman army was now destroyed and people of Rome began to fear that Hannibal would attack the city. Hannibal, had however gone to the city of Capua where the luxuries were so great that the Carthageian army grew fat and lazy and could no longer fight well,thus saving Rome.

Fascinating account of what happened! Could become a model answer. Well done!

6. Enter 3 terms and descriptions into the online Study Guide (5 terms and descriptions are worth 2 questions).

Wrote: Japan, Troy and Aeneas.


6-2 Wrote: Gual and Marcus Aurelius

Misspelling - "Gaul". Otherwise good.

7. Julius Caesar: a hero or a villain? Explain.

H2. Which was more influential, the Roman law or the Roman legions?

I think that the roman legions were more influential than Roman law. This conclusion is due to the fact that in history a lone law is useless when there is nothing to enforce it. I believe what made the Roman law so influential was not the laws themselves, but the fear of the Roman legions.

You're probably right. You argue your view well.
Grade: 50/50. Terrific work.--Andy Schlafly 22:21, 8 October 2011 (EDT)