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The Fall of Rome (150CE-475CE)

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The Disappearance of the Western Roman Empire and Emergence of the First Medieval Political Order (440-493)

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1. The chief threat to Rome's eastern borders in the 160s were the

2. In the time of Marcus Aurelius, the method of imperial succession was

3. Who were the first Germanic Barbarians to invade Roman lands and when?

4. Who was Commodius' successor, and how did he become Emperor?

5. The Severi Emperors were of what professional and ethnic background?

6. Diocletian's reforms did not include

7. Pax Romana refers to

8. Latifundia began as

9. The Sassanids were

10. The Tetrarchate was

11. Constantine became Christian

12. Christianity's status under Constantine was

13. From 285-350, craftsmen were made

14. Master of the Military was

15. Which of the following is not a reason Germanic tribes presented little danger to Rome prior to 200 CE?

16. Comitatus was

17. The first Germans to convert to Christianity in large groups were

18. Why was Fritigern elected Visigothic leader?

19. Why did Visigothic-Roman hostilities break out in 378, leading to the Roman defeat at Adrianopole?

20. What was the Barbarian attitude to Rome?

21. What pushed the Goths over the Danube?

22. What was Theodosius' contribution to Christianity?

23. What were the foederati

24. Stilicho was

25. The first sack of Rome was

26. What did Alaric, Athaulf, and Wallia want from Roman leaders?

27. Rome was split into two, East and West,

28. Wergeld were

29. hospitalitas began as

30. Aetius was

31. The Battle of Milvian Bridge was

32. The 325 Council of Nicaea established

33. Who was Augustine of Hyppo

34. When did Britain stop receiving Roman reinforcements?

35. The core of Roman society was

36. Why did Honoria write Atilla

37. Why did Atilla not move south against Marcian in Constantinople?

38. What was the importance to Rome of North Africa?

39. Marcus Aurelius

40. Zeno sent Theodoric west because

41. The foundation of Roman law was

42. By 430, the Senate

43. When was the destructive Roman plague?

44. Vandals attacked Rome

45. Germans left their 'reservations'

46. Where did the Visigoths end up?

47. Chi Ro

48. The Praetorian Guard was

49. Julian the Apostate was so-named

50. Why was Byzantium chosen as a new capital site?

51. What was the effective capital of Rome in the West?

52. Provide the proper sequence:

53. What was not one of the post-Roman kingdoms in the West to 530?

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