The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire

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Rome Chapter

Aeneid

An epic poem written by Virgil in part about the founding of Rome.

Arch

Architectural feature used widely the Romans for buildings and bridging.

Bas-Relief

Sculpture in which the figures project only slightly from the background.

Byzantium

An ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks renamed Constantinople at the end of the Roman Empire.

Catholic church

Unifying institution in Western Europe at the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Constantine

Roman emperor (r. 312-337). After reuniting the Roman Empire, he moved the capital to Constantinople and allowed all religions to be practiced openly.

Constantinople

Previously known as Byzantium, Constantine changed the name of the city and moved the capitol of the Roman Empire here from Rome.

Diocletian

Roman emperor who divided the empire in two and oversaw the eastern part.

Dome

A roof shaped like a half-circle or hemisphere.

Economy

System by which goods and services are produced and distributed to meet people's needs.

Fresco

A mural done with watercolors on wet plaster.

Huns

Nomadic people from Asia who attacked the Roman Empire.

Inflation

Increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money.

Mosaic

Art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass.

Romance Languages

Any of the languages derived from Latin including Italian, Spanish, French, and Romanian.

Virgil

Classical Roman poet, author of Aenied

Visigoths, Angles, Vandals

Invading Germanic tribes into various parts of the Roman Empire.

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