Roman Legacies

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Pantheon

Large domed temple for all the gods in Rome

Christianity

Monotheistic religion which grew very large as an effect of being made the official religion of the Roman Empire

Concrete

Building material made of sand, gravel, cement and water which can be formed into any shape before it hardens

Colosseum

Large amphitheater in Rome

Aqueduct

Structure used to carry water into Roman cities

Sewers

System of pipes which carry waste out of cities

Roads

Stretch of paved or hardened surface created to improve transportation; Rome built thousands of miles of these (e.g., The Appian Way)

Justinian

Emperor who developed a code of laws in the 6th century

Roman Numerals

Roman numbers

Virgil

Roman author of the "Aeneid"

Latin

Language of the Romans

Romance Languages

Languages which were made from Latin, such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese

Science

Academic field which still uses Latin

Catholic

Branch of the Christian religion which uses Latin as its official language

6th Century AD

Time when Justinian created Code of Roman Laws

Arch

Curved construction technique for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

Dome

A roof shaped like a half-circle or hemisphere

Aeneid

Virgil's epic about Trojans escaping Troy and eventually settling in Latium

Legacy

Something handed down from the past, such as religion, architecture, language, government

Republic

Roman form of democracy copied now by many countries such as the United States

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