Kent Reading Quiz #5 terms

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CONSTANTINE

ruler of Rome, opened way for Christianity, freedom of worship for everyone

EUSEBIUS

Christian bishop, friend of Constantine, witnessed Constantine's vision

GREECE CONQUERED RUDE CONQUERORS

observed by poet Horace, Romans adopted Greek culture

POMPEII

city burned by eruption of volcano in 79 A.D.

MOSAICS

pictures formed of chips of colored stone or tiles

COLOSSEUM

three stories of arches and columns, ancient amphitheater partially preserved in Rome, arena held up to 50,000 spectators

AQUEDUCTS

structures built by Romans to carry water

PLINY THE ELDER

produced 37-volume work NATURAL HISTORY, like an encyclopedia, died at Pompeii in volcanic eruption

VESUVIUS

mountain that erupted at Pompeii

GALEN

Greek physician who wrote a medical encyclopedia

PTOLEMY

astronomer who taught that the earth was at the center of the universe

CICERO

statesman who was a fine writer; clear, logical style of writing, showed admiration for Roman Republic and Roman ideas of justice; essays on government, morality, and philosophy

AUGUSTUS

under his reign, Roman literature flourished; supported writers, especially those who glorified Rome

HORACE

poet; famous for odes glorifying Rome and the Pax Romana

VIRGIL

poet who wrote AENEID

LIVY

historian who was partial to Rome; biased; goal was to glorify Rome; wrote HISTORY OF ROME

TACITUS

historian; wrote the ANNALS; critical of Roman emperors (though resigned to the present)

JESUS

began Christianity; healed sick

GOVERNMENT, LAW, AND ENGINEERING

where Rome flourished

MYSTERY RELIGIONS

religions that used magical signs and secret passwords hoping to win immortality; gave people sense of belonging

MESSIAH

savior chosen by God, believed by some Jews

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