Roman History

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Rome The Land Italy is a peninsula jutting out into the Medditerranean sea west of Greece. Italy has poor mineral resources and very few useful harbors, however it is wealty in both fertile land and precipitation. Three - quarters of the peninsula is covered in foothills and mountains. The alps, a mountian range to the north of Italy, cut off the peninsulas only land connection, which resulted, in the times of Ancient Rome, in the …

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…THese bishops interpreted Christian beliefs for the people. Bishops from the major cities such as Rome were known as patriarchs. These men were very powerful, determining what beliefs were true and what were fals doctrine. In the 400s A.D. the bishop of Rome began to think he was more powerful than the other bishops...that he should have more say in the church’s affairs. Today the bishop of Rome is known the Pope.