Social Studies-Ch.9

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1. Satires-

Pokes fun at human weaknesses.

2. Ode

Poems that expresses strong emotion about life.

3. Anatomy

The study of body structure.

4. Aqueducts

human made channels built to carry water.

5. Paterfamilias

Father of the family.

6. Disintegrated

To fall apart.

7. Plague

Diseases that spread quickly and kill many people.

8. Inflation

Period of rapidly increasing prices.

9. Monastery-

Religious communities where monks live and work.

10. Refugee-

A person who flees to another country to escape persecution or disaster

11. Excerpt

A small piece of the poem or story.

12. Barter

Exchange of goods without using money.

Vault

Curved ceiling.

14. Rhetoric

Public Speaking

15. Regent

Is a person who stands in for ruler who is to young or is to ill to govern.

16. Saints

Christian holy people.

17. Mosaics

Pictures made from tiny bits of glass or stone.

18. 12 Tables-

The 12 main Roman Rules.

19. Reforms

Political changes to make things better.

20. Horde-

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21. Forum

Open space in Rome that served as a market place and a public square.

22. Constantinpole

The great city built by Constantine, today it is Istanbul.

23. Byzantium-

The eastern Roman empire, that is mixed with Roman, Greek, and Christian ideas.

24. Livy-

Famous Roman Historian

25. Galen-

Roman doctor who brought many medical ideas to Rome.

26. Ptolemy

A Roman scientist

Gladiators

Enslaved people who fought animals and each other.

28. Spartacus

A gladiator who led a revolt of 70,000 slaves that defeated several Roman armies.

29. Commodus-

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30. Diocletian

A General who became Emperor. He introduces reforms to help stop the decline of Rome.

31. Constantine-

Also a general that became emperor, he moved the capital from Rome to Byzantium, the present day city of Istanbul.

32. Alaric-

A Visigoth leader who captured Rome.

33. Justinian

Became emperor of the Byzantine Empire.

34. Tribonian

A group of legal scholars.

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