Monday, May 16, 2011

rome 2

famous romans

roman empire

Julius Caesar

These seem to be three good sources we could use in class because they give us adequate information that could be beneficial to learning about Rome. I think knowing the who, what, when, where and why when studying ancient Rome is vital to remembering all the information. There is a lot to learn about Rome, but some things from ancient rome actually come from ancient Greece. I am looking forward to exploring these sources for information on ROME!!

Rome 1

1.Landowners who controlled the government through inherited positions were patricians.
2.Tribunes were officials with the power to refuse Senate actions that were not in the public interest.
3. A dictator was a citizen elected as an absolute ruler.
4.Plebians increased their power over time and were first appointed to the government in the late 400s B.C.
5.Consuls ran the government, commanded the army, and could appoint dictators.

1.Rome feared that if Carthage controlled the Mediterranean, Rome would not be able to expand overseas.
2.When the Romans moved into southern Italy, Carthage feared that they would also try and take Sicily, where Carthage had markets and colonies.
3.Carthage was destroyed in 146 B.C.
4.Macedonia came under Roman "protection" in 197 B.C.
5.The gap between rich and poor continued to grow as the Roman empire expanded

1.Marc Antony helped Caesar's grandnephew, Octavian, inherit Rome and ruled with him in the Second Triumvirate.
2.Some senators, including two of Caesar's friends, formed a conspiracy and killed Caesar in the Senate on the Ides of March.
3.Together, the Five Good Emperors - Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius - ruled Rome well for almost 100 years.
4.Caesar, Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompey formed a political alliance called the First Triumvirate in 60 B.C.
5.The reign of Augustus began a period of Roman peace.

1.The government passed new laws as needed and judges reinterpreted old laws to fit new circumstances.
2.Growing trade, good transportation, a strong government, revised laws, and a strong army all helped to unify and strengthen the Roman Empire.
3.Over time, Roman religious beliefs were increasingly influenced by Greek thought.
4.Gladiators were trained fighters and their fights most often ended in death.
5.Roman engineers were masters at building roads, bridges, arenas, and public buildings.

1.Rabbis were Jewish scholars who interpreted scriptures and were learned in Jewish laws, and became the leaders of Jewish congregations.
2.Many people turned to Christianity in the times of trouble that followed the reign of the Five Good Emperors, and soon the sect became too large for the government to punish all its members.
3.Many Christians became martyrs - people put to death for their beliefs.
4.Better church organization and the Declaration of Constantine also helped establish Christianity and stabilize the church.
5.The Latin word "pope" means "father" in English. Any decisions made by the pope were equivalent to those coming directly from the disciples, who had received their authority from Jesus.

1.Inflation rose when the emperors responded to the shortage of silver by decreasing the amount of silver in each coin in order to mint more coins.
2.Today's use of the word "vandal" suggests the terror and destruction that accompanied the continuing invasions.
3.The decline of manufacturing and loss of war loot in the late Empire contributed to the fall of the empire.
4.Attila the Hun was a fierce leader who attacked Gaul in A.D 451.
5.The empire in the West did not "fall" in a single day or from a single occurrence; instead, the empire in the West gradually declined over a long period.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Greek God Project

Background Information
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, sexuality, and beauty. Aphrodite was said to have the girdle, which carried magical powers that was responsible for people falling in love. She got married to Hephaestus, the god of blacksmith; Aphrodite was Eros' mother, who was the god of love who brought lovers together using the love dart. She was unhappy with the marriage and found comfort with other gods like the god of war, Ares, as well as Hermes, the god of travelers, Dionysus, the god of wine, and Adonis, the vegetation god of youth. Although Ares was her favorite "lover" so to speak. Apart from gods, she also has had relations with mortal men. Anchises is probably the most important mortal character that she's had sexual relations with. And from her many affairs she had many children.

Are you looking for love? But not really interested in a commitment? Well then you should consider Aphrodite’s Speed dating! It will be hosted at Dionysus Winery on the third Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm. You must be single to attend. Here is how it works : there will be a series of 5 minute rounds where you and a member of the opposite sex will converse with one another. At the end of the five minutes either the males or females will rotate to the next table and the pattern will continue until everyone has met. If there is a guy/ girl you found interesting you may retrieve their number from them and plan a second date or do with it as you please. If not you only wasted five minutes of your day.
Come out for a good time with good wine and a chance to meet the “one”.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Greek 4

I chose this picture to represent the Greek chapter because The Greek gods are the most well known part of ancient greece. I chose Zeus because he is the most powerful god and represents the strength of all the gods and their own specific power. I would say that without the greek gods of ancient greece the other gods would not have become what they are. Each one experiences thier own self power and that is why this picture is so fitting for this chapter.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek 5

1. Democracy
2. Architecture
3. Philosophy
4. Math
5. Science

I chose these five achievements because four of the five are what our modern society is based on. A lot of the professions today are what they are because they have rooted from basic maths and sciences. Our government is all democracy!  Well it may not be the same as the ancient greeks democracy it has formed from certain methods they used back then. Some buildings, even some more modern buildings, follow certain structural values as the greek architecture. It is beautiful the way the greeks sculpted buildings and made them more like pieces of art. They gave us the techniques and foundation on which to build up new cities and structures. I basically chose these five things because they seem to be the most influential on our modern day society.

Greek 3

Greek Name
Roman Name
Goddess of love and beauty; Goddess of pleasure; Goddess of Laughter and Fertility; Daughter of Zeus; Mother of Eros; Wife to Hephaestus
Myrtle, Dove, Sparrow, Swan, Sceptre, Swallow, Hearts, Red Roses, Cupids
God of War;        Parents: Zeus & Hera (their most hated child); Aphrodite is his mistress
Spear, Dog,  Sword, Helmet
Goddess of the Moon; Goddess of Virginity and Childbirth; Protector of Youth and Children; Twin sister Phoebus; Parents: Zeus and Leto
Bear, Bow, Deer, Forest, Moon, Cyprus Tree
Goddess of Wisdom; Brain child of Zeus; Most Intelligent; Patron God of Cities and Civilized Life; God of handy craft Parents:Zeus and Metis
Agriculture, Wisdom, War, Purity, Aegis, Owl, Olive Tree, Athens, Golden Bridal, Flute, Weaving Loom, Helmets, Staff, Shield, Spider Webs, Head of Medusa
Centaur; God of Music; God of Hunting; Half- man , Half Horse; Only tamed Centaur; Great Teacher and Profit; can veiw the future to an extent; Parents: Cronus & Philyra
Wilderness, Horse, Music, Owl, Serpent
 God of time; Ruler of the Titans; God of agriculture; Wife is Rhea; Father to many Gods; Parents: Ouranus and Gaea
Crow, Candle, Harvest, Sicle, Stone, Sun, Moon, Stars, Planets
First of three children of Ouranus and Gaea; massive beings with one eye; considered monsters with no   respect for the gods
lightning, thunder bolt, sound of thunder, earthquake, huge one-eyed sheep
Goddess of agriculture; God of Corn, Sowing, Reaping, and the harvest; Earth Goddess, Patron goddess of marriage
Sceptre, Torch, Golden Sheeves of Corn, Harvest, Poppy, Cane, Pine Cone, Cornucopia, Cow, Sheeps, Doves, Bee, Horses, Pigs, Dolphin
 God of wine; Patron god of animal life and vegetation life; God of Intoxication; Believes in freedom and civilazation; God of drama and Fertility; Earth god
Grape Vine, Ivy, Thyrsos, Golden Challis, Dolphin, Torch, Grapes, Purple Cloak, Serpent, Ram, Tiger, Panther, Lynx, Leppard
 God of love; Son of Aphrodite and Ares; Gangster of love; God of the wedding
Bow and Arrow, Blindfold, Magic Bow, Silver, Lead, and Gold Arrows, Pierced Heart
The Three Graces
Goddesses of happiness,beauty & feast; Names Aglia (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth), Thalia (Good Cheer); Queens of song, banquets, and social life
Full Banquet Table, Songs, Myrtle Tree, Grace, Beauty, Dance, Purity, Flowers, Young Maidens, Gentleness, Decorum, Gratitude
The Graie
The Graeae
 Gray-haired since birth, have only one eye and one tooth that they share; They lived on the outer layer of the ocean; Known for wisdom; Feast on flesh and Human Brains which they cook; Their names are Enyo, Dino, and Pephredo
Eye, Tooth, Boiling Couldren, Long Gray Hair
 God of the mineral wealth of the earth; Zeus' brother; Third in Power; Ruler of the dead; Wife Persephone;
Sceptre, Cerberus, a cap of invisibility, the key to the underworld, all precious metals and gems; three headed dog, a two pronged staff, black cyprus, black chariot, horses. Four seasons, ram, dolphin
God of fire, volcanic activity, smiths, & craftsmen; Blacksmith of the gods, patron of the gods
Axe, Forge, Tongs, Volcanic Eruptions, Anvil, Fire, and Beautiful Jewelry
 Goddess of marriage & women; Zeus' wife and sister;  Protector of marriage; leader of goddesses; patron of married woman; protector of woman in child birth; Mother of Ares and Hephaestus
Sceptre, Diadem, Peacock, City of  Argos, Cow, Rainbow, Lily, Infants
The messenger God; Delivered Pandora to punish man; master thief; God of commerce; Protects travelers; God of athletes and speech; Brings souls to the underworld; Patron of Doctors
Winged Helmet and Sandals, Caduceus, Lyre, Magic Wand, Doctors Staff, Tortoise, Palm Tree, Dog
Goddess of hearth & home
home, newborn child, palm tree, dog, sheep, fire place
Born Human; Made intom a gorgon by Athena; Cries blood tears, has brass claws and Brass Wings, has Serpent Hair; Killed by Perseus; After she died Pegasus arose from her bleeding trunk; Can Turn a man to stone with one glance; Parents: Phorcys & Ceto
Statues of man, serpents, Pegasus, Bow and Arrow
The Muses
 Inspiring goddesses of songs; Clio - History, Urania - Astronomy, Melpomene - Tragedy, Thalia - Comedy, Terpsichere - Dance, Calliope - Epic Poetry, Erato - love poetry, Polyhymnia - Songs to the gods, Euterpe - Lyric Poetry
Disciplines of Literature, Art and Science, Stairway, Flute, Drama Mask
 God of shepherds & flocks; Satyr, he has Goat hands, legs, and hoofs and human arms and head; Father Hermes; God of woods and fields; Patron god of the shepherds; Patron and Protector of all forest animals; Invented the Shepherd Pipes
Animals, Red Pine
Queen of Hades; Goddess of springtime; Parents: Demeter and Zeus
Light Side - Cornucopia overflowing with Flowers, Farm Animals, Palmegranite, Flowing Stream; Dark Side - Cave, Skull
God of Music; Son of Zeus; Twin Brother of Artemis; God of Truth, Archery, Philosophy, and Light; Great Healer; God of Prophecy
Bow, Lyre, Laurel Tree, Dolphin, Crow, Silver Bow, Lighted Torch, Sun Golden Chariot
God of earthquakes & the sea; Brother of Zeus; Second in Power; Ruler of Sea; God of Fertility
Trident, Horse, Bull, Dolphin, Sea Horses, Waves, Earthquakes
Goddess of fertility of female body; Cybele; Wife of Cronus; Mother of Zeus and many others; Helper of the Harvest; Goddess of Craftiness and Slyness of Woman; Goddess of Motherhood
Stone, Lioness, Mothers, Sneaky Women
 God of the heavens, weather, fate, & kings; Rain God; Cloud Gatherer; Thunder Maker; Lord of the Universe; Son of Cronus and Rhea; Many Brothers and Sisters Parents: Cronus and Rhea
Thunderbolt, Eagle, Oak Tree, Aegis, Eagle, Golen Mist, Bull, Swan, Dear

Project for Ancient Egypt

Prezi on Ancient Egypt

I originally started using Empressr, but HATED it. So instead I made a Prezi. I am used to using Prezi because I have used it for other assignments in different subjects. At first it was confusing but once I got the hang of it, it was easy! I wouldn't use it again though unless I absolutley had to because it is time consuming if you aren't tech saavy.