Roman Life & Christianity

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Apostle

One of the followers of Jesus who preached and spread his teachings.

Aqueduct

An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.

Circus Maximus

A Roman outdoor arena in which public games, such as chariot races, were held.

Coliseum

Roman arena for gladiator fights, mock battles, and entertainment

Disciple

One of a small group of people who followed Jesus. (students)

Doctrine

An official, authoritative teaching of the Church.

Heresy

The denial of basic Church doctrines.

Martyr

One who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion.

Messiah

Savior sent by God.

Nicene Creed

The most widely-accepted statement of Christian faith, the Nicene Creed was first adopted at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.

Old & New Testaments

Old Testament is written before Jesus about Judaism. The New Testament is the christian bible, and is about Jesus.

Pantheon

Roman temple to all the gods.

Parish

The local subdivision of a diocese committed to one priest.

Paul

A Christian missionary (apostle) who helped establish Christian doctrine in the Roman Empire.

Peter

One of the 12 apostles of Jesus; considered to be the first pope & bishop of Rome who is credited with founding the church in Rome.

Pope

The head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Ptolemy

Roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.

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