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Directions: You and your group members will have approximately 5 minutes to complete each
station. First, each group member will read each document silently to themselves. Next, each
group will discuss and answer each station’s questions. When your time is up, you and your
group will move to the next station.
Station #1: Introduction to the Third Expansion of Rome (145-44 B.C.E.)
1) Does this introduction to the third expansion of Rome seem as though life within the
Roman republic was perfect? Why do you think it is or isn’t?
2) Looking at the map, what period of expansion within the Roman republic acquired the
most land? Why did you choose that expansion period?
Station #2: Internal Rebellions The Social War (91-88 B.C.E.) and Spartacus’s Revolt (7371 B.C.E.)
1) How do these revolts reflect the internal feelings of the conquered people within the
Roman republic?
2) Why did Rome hang thousands of the surviving rebels from Spartacus’s revolt on
Station #3: Julius Caesar’s Life as a General and Rise to Power (60 B.C.E.)
1) How is a triumvirate similar and different than a consul? Who was in the first
2) Why would Julius Caesar try to win the people’s favor?
Station #4: Julius Caesar and the Conquering of Gaul (58-51 B.C.E.)
1) Why do you think Pompey kept Julius Caesar in Gaul and away from Rome?
2) What did Caesar mean by: “The die is cast!”?
Station #5:The Broken Triumvirate and Civil War (49-45 B.C.E.)
1) Why is being named dictator for life so significant during this time period of Roman
2) Explain the graphic located on the bottom of the page. What does it imply?
Station #6: From Dictatorship to Death: The Fall of Caesar (45-44 B.C.E.)
1) Would you consider Caesar a generous dictator? Why or why not?
2) Within the video, is all of the Senate to blame for Caesar’s death? Why or why not?
Station #7: Caesar’s Lasting Legacies (44 B.C.E.- Present Day)
1) What do you notice about the coin?
2) What other lasting legacies, besides a calendar and coinage, did Caesar leave behind?
(We will go over this question specifically as a class at the end of the period, but try your