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rome republic
power rests w/ citizens who elect leaders
roman patrician
wealthy landowner
roman plebeian
Belonging to the common people
imperator
emperor
christianity
a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
clergy
clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
laity
everyone except the clergy
hannibal
a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River
julius caesar
conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
augustus
Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC
pax romana
the Roman peace
twelve tables
Rome's first code of laws; adopted in 450 B.C.
law of nations
the body of laws governing relations between nations
virgil
a Roman poet
jesus
Religious leader and founder of Christianity
new testament
the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other Epistles, and Revelation
constantine
a walled city in northeastern Algeria east of Algiers
rome
the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
carthage
an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis
asia minor
a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
constantinope
as trade revived in the late middle ages this city located at the entrance to the black sea became the terminus for caravans and ships