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Chapter 13: The Rise of Rome

The Internet offers a range of social studies resources, including Web sites of museums, government agencies, educational institutions, and the news media. Listed below are links to some outstanding ancient history Web sites. Use them to learn more about the themes, ideas, and events in the lessons and the Daily Life feature in this chapter.

Lesson 1: The Geography of Ancient Rome

A student-friendly, interactive site from Emory University that provides a good introduction to ancient Rome. Has information on the people, daily life, and geography and includes many illustrations.
The Romans
An engaging, interactive site on ancient Rome, developed for students by the British Broadcasting Company. Covers history, government, and daily life and includes a glossary.
This site provides an overview of the history and culture of ancient Rome. Part of Washington State University's “World Civilizations” online series.

Lesson 2: The Roman Republic

The Roman Republic
This Metropolitan Museum of Art site covers social classes during the Republic period, as well as lands conquered. Includes a map of Roman conquests.
Roman Social Class and Public Display
Very detailed description of Roman social classes under the Republic and the Empire. Includes a social pyramid graphic.
Roman Legal System
Site provides a comprehensive discussion of Rome's laws and legal system. Includes a chart comparing legal roles in Roman times and in the United States.

Lesson 3: Rome Becomes an Empire

Julius Caesar
An in-depth, illustrated 12-part biography of Caesar, with links to articles on many figures and events related to his career and on subjects of interest in Roman history.
Rome: The Age of Augustus
This “World Civilizations” site describes life in the Roman Empire under the rule of Augustus.
A summary biography of Augustus, on a British Broadcasting Company site devoted to important historical figures.

Lesson 4: The Daily Life of Romans

Roman Art and Architecture
Site from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, with many images.
Roman Empire: The Social Order
Site from the Public Broadcasting System describes social classes during the period of the Roman Empire.
Roman Religion Gallery
A detailed view of religious practices and beliefs within the Roman empire, from a British Broadcasting Company site.

Daily Life: Life in a Roman Fort

Homesteads Fort Virtual Reality Tour
British Broadcasting Company site presents a virtual tour of a fort built during the time Britain was a Roman province. Has descriptions and illustrations of various fort structures.

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