sea that borders eastern Greece and western Asia Minor; Paul spread the message of Jesus along its shores
mountain range north of Italy; crossed by Hannibal and his army of 46,000 men, horses, and elephants in their invasion of Rome
Caesar's ally and assistant; later allied with Egyptian queen Cleopatra VIII; both were defeated by Octavian and committed suicide
Greek city that became the new center of the Eastern Roman Empire and was renamed Constantinople
state founded by Phoenicians on the coast of North Africa around 800 B.C.; fought Rome in three Punic Wars over control of Sicily, trade, and control of the Mediterranean
Roman emperor who ruled from 306 to 337; he constructed a new capital city in the east, at Byzantium
a chief executive officer of the Roman Republic; two were elected each year, one to run the government and one to lead the army into battle
Richest man in Rome who shared command with Caesar and Pompey until he was killed in battle in 53 B.C.
northeastern boundary of the Roman Empire; Visigoths crossed the river to enter Roman territory
Roman emperor ruling from 284-305 who divided power among four rulers, but his military power gave him a higher status. He expanded government bureaucracy and reforms while combating economic burdens.
people who lived in Etruria north of Rome; influenced the early development of Rome, turning it from a village into a city
Latin poet of the Augustan Age who wrote against job dissatisfaction and greed in the Satires
Jewish prophet who is believed to be the Son of God by Christians and whose teachings created a new religion, Christianity
Roman dictator in 45 B.C. who had been part of the First Triumvirate, defeated Pompey to assume complete control but was assassinated by senators in 44 B.C.
Indo-Europeans who moved into Italy between 1500 B.C. and 1000 B.C. They spoke Latin, and they were herders and farmers.
the second part of the Christian Bible, it provides a record of Jesus' life and teachings
in the Roman social structure, the dominant male head of the household, which also included his wife, sons and their wives and children, unmarried daughters, and slaves
Apostle of Jesus, a highly educated Jewish Roman citizen, who founded Christian communities throughout Asia Minor and along the shores of the Aegean Sea. Paul taught that Jesus had some to earth to save humanity.
the Roman Peace; 200-year period from 27 B.C. to A.D. 180 that was characterized by peace and prosperity
in the Roman Republic, a social class made up of minor landholders, craftspeople, merchants, and small farmers
a form of government in which the leader is not a king and certain citizens have the right to vote
Roman Republic organization consisting of 300 selected patricians who advised government officials and who determined law
last emperor of the Western Roman Empire; deposed by the Germanic head of the army in 476
formed the southern boundary of Italy; Caesar crossed the river into Italy and began a civil war
peninsula between Egypt and Palestine; Roman emperor Trajan extended Roman rule into this region