Popular general who was made "Dictator for Life" and later assassinated in the Senate.
Young senator and friend of Caesar; lover of Cleopatra; lost to Octavius by committing suicide
Nephew of Caesar and 1st Emperor of Rome; Ruled in peace for 44 years. Emperor when Jesus was born.
The Colosseum--a 50,000 seat stadium for entertaining the masses with gladiator fights
Goths, Vandals, Huns
3 barbarian tribes who contributed to the downfall of the western half of the Roman Empire.
Germanic warrior who ran off the last Roman emperor in 476; he became the first barbarian king of Italy.
"The die is cast."
Quote by Julius Caesar spoken before he crossed the Rubicon to march on Rome. Means he's taking a gamble, and no one knows how it will turn out, but there's no going back.
A miles-long arched structure built by the Romans for bringing water from the mountains to the people.
"I would rather be the first man [in a barbarian village] than the second man in Rome."
Quote by Julius Caesar--demonstrates his hunger for power.
"Et tu, Brute. Then fall Caesar."
From Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar;" they're Caesar's last words before dying. Phrase means, "And you, Brutus? Then, I'll give up and die."
- the admired Roman virtue of having discipline, strength, and loyalty (today, it means "seriousness")