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  1. Octavian
  2. Patricians
  3. Mark Antony
  4. Louisiana
  5. Pax Romana
  1. a was a Roman politician and general; was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land battle at Alexandria. He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter. His career and defeat are significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire.
  2. b the long period of relative peace and minimal expansion by military force experienced by the Roman Empire in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Since it was established by Caesar Augustus it is sometimes called Pax Augusta. Its span was approximately 207 years (27 BC to 180 AD).
  3. c landowning aristocracy; originally referred to a group of elite families in ancient Rome, including both their natural and adopted members
  4. d Roman System of law provided the foundation for laws of modern Europe and ________________
  5. e Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus; is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. was a treaty of the three surviving sons of Louis the Pious, the son and successor of Charlemagne, which divided the territories of the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms; established the peace; one of the most important treaties in world history-general borders it established still exist today
  2. Church Constantine built over Jesus' tomb
  3. was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68; was the last emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty; insane; Rome burned during his reign; some think he had something to do with it-he blamed Christians and executed hundreds; started a "reign of terror" and finally committed suicide
  4. in Rome was for gladiator fighting; an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering.
  5. a term referring to the perceived period of both cultural and economic deterioration as well as disruption that took place in Western Europe following the decline of the Roman Empire

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  1. Twelve Tablesthe first written Roman law code; established c 450 BCE


  2. VirgilRoman poet who wrote Aenid, a Roman sequal to Iliad of Homer


  3. HannibalRoman Emperor from 117 to 138. He is best-known for building the weall which marked the northern limit of Roman territory in Britain; built the Pantheon and the Temple of Venus and Roma. In addition to being emperor, is also a notable Stoic and Epicurean philosopher. A member of the gens Aelia, Hadrian was the third of the so-called Five Good Emperors.


  4. Triumviratethree-man rule


  5. Hispaniathe scattering of Jews from ancient Palestine