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Roman Legacies

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Pantheon
Large domed temple for all the gods in Rome
Christianity
Monotheistic religion which grew very large as an effect of being made the official religion of the Roman Empire
Concrete
Building material made of sand, gravel, cement and water which can be formed into any shape before it hardens
Colosseum
Large amphitheater in Rome
Aqueduct
Structure used to carry water into Roman cities
Sewers
System of pipes which carry waste out of cities
Roads
Stretch of paved or hardened surface created to improve transportation; Rome built thousands of miles of these (e.g., The Appian Way)
Justinian
Emperor who developed a code of laws in the 6th century
Roman Numerals
Roman numbers
Virgil
Roman author of the "Aeneid"
Latin
Language of the Romans
Romance Languages
Languages which were made from Latin, such as French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese
Science
Academic field which still uses Latin
Catholic
Branch of the Christian religion which uses Latin as its official language
6th Century AD
Time when Justinian created Code of Roman Laws
Arch
Curved construction technique for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
Dome
A roof shaped like a half-circle or hemisphere
Aeneid
Virgil's epic about Trojans escaping Troy and eventually settling in Latium
Legacy
Something handed down from the past, such as religion, architecture, language, government
Republic
Roman form of democracy copied now by many countries such as the United States