Roman Empire

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dome

a vault in the shape of a half-circle

frescoes

scenes painted on moist plast of walls or ceilings

Caesar

After his assassination, chos erupted in Rome

roads

More than 50,000 miles of these connected Rome with its frontiers

mosaics

Scenes mad by pieces of small tiles or glass

proverb

A popular saying that is meant to express something wise or true

pope

Head of Christian church

Christianity

Although not initially accepted by Roman leaders, this religion spread quikly

Stoics

Philosophers who stressed the importance of civic duty and helping others

Constantine

He moved the Roman capital to what is today known as Istanbul

Ionic

Scrolled column

Augustus

First emperor of Rome

barbarians

Increasing numbers of these tribes entered the Roman empire

loyalty

Due to new rights and citizenship even former conquered people showed this

taxes

The increase of these hurt the Roman economy and forced many into poverty

Colliseum

Many events were held in this large stadium

Doric

The simplest form of a Roman column

aqueducts

Roman engineers designed these to transport water

Corinthian

Highly ornate column

vault

This is an arch used to support a ceiling or roof

unemployment

Wealthy people used slaves and cheap labor, which led to an increase in this

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