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Rome Chapter


An epic poem written by Virgil in part about the founding of Rome.


Architectural feature used widely the Romans for buildings and bridging.


Sculpture in which the figures project only slightly from the background.


An ancient city on the Bosporus founded by the Greeks renamed Constantinople at the end of the Roman Empire.

Catholic church

Unifying institution in Western Europe at the collapse of the Roman Empire.


Roman emperor (r. 312-337). After reuniting the Roman Empire, he moved the capital to Constantinople and allowed all religions to be practiced openly.


Previously known as Byzantium, Constantine changed the name of the city and moved the capitol of the Roman Empire here from Rome.


Roman emperor who divided the empire in two and oversaw the eastern part.


A roof shaped like a half-circle or hemisphere.


System by which goods and services are produced and distributed to meet people's needs.


A mural done with watercolors on wet plaster.


Nomadic people from Asia who attacked the Roman Empire.


Increased prices for goods and services combined with the reduced value of money.


Art consisting of a design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass.

Romance Languages

Any of the languages derived from Latin including Italian, Spanish, French, and Romanian.


Classical Roman poet, author of Aenied

Visigoths, Angles, Vandals

Invading Germanic tribes into various parts of the Roman Empire.

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