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This image shows the tribune Tiberius Gracchus (c. 168–133 BCE). The growing power of the generals and the weakness of the state was again shown in 61 BCE when another general, Pompey, clashed with the Senate. He formed a political alliance, known as the Triumvirate, with two other generals, Crassus and Julius Caesar (shown here). The alliance sidelined the Senate, but it did not last long. By 49 BCE, following a brief civil war, Caesar had emerged as the undisputed master of Rome. Sulla, the dictator of Rome Britain Gaul Spain Italy Greece Syria Africa Egypt u ROMAN EXPANSION From the fifth century BCE onward, Rome’s power grew and by 200 BCE it was in control of much of the western Mediterranean.
ANCIENT EGYPT Red 3 OLD KINGDOM FIRST INTERMEDIATE PERIOD MIDDLE KINGDOM 6 11 AKHENATEN 7 9 The pharaoh Amenhotep IV (1351–1334 BCE) tried to replace Egypt’s religion with a new cult centered on just one deity, the Sun god Aten. He even renamed himself Akhenaten in honor of the new god. Despite the support of his wife, Nefertiti (shown here), all of Akhenaten’s changes were reversed upon his death. 9 Stability returned from 2040 to 1640 BCE, but the pharaohs had lost a good deal of prestige through their failure to prevent the famines.
They sacked Napata, forcing the Nubians to move their capital even farther south to Meroe. Here, away from Egyptian influence, a more Nubian culture emerged. They developed their own alphabet and worshipped their own gods, such as Apademak, the lion-headed god (shown here). MEROE In the first millennium BCE, a new Nubian kingdom, known as Kush, emerged around the city of Napata, to the south of Kerma. As Egypt weakened, Kush became stronger, and in 712 BCE it conquered Egypt and ruled as its 25th Dynasty.