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Roman Life & Christianity

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Apostle
One of the followers of Jesus who preached and spread his teachings.
Aqueduct
An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.
Circus Maximus
A Roman outdoor arena in which public games, such as chariot races, were held.
Coliseum
Roman arena for gladiator fights, mock battles, and entertainment
Disciple
One of a small group of people who followed Jesus. (students)
Doctrine
An official, authoritative teaching of the Church.
Heresy
The denial of basic Church doctrines.
Martyr
One who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion.
Messiah
Savior sent by God.
Nicene Creed
The most widely-accepted statement of Christian faith, the Nicene Creed was first adopted at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.
Old & New Testaments
Old Testament is written before Jesus about Judaism. The New Testament is the christian bible, and is about Jesus.
Pantheon
Roman temple to all the gods.
Parish
The local subdivision of a diocese committed to one priest.
Paul
A Christian missionary (apostle) who helped establish Christian doctrine in the Roman Empire.
Peter
One of the 12 apostles of Jesus; considered to be the first pope & bishop of Rome who is credited with founding the church in Rome.
Pope
The head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ptolemy
Roman geographer-astronomer and author of Guide to Geography which included maps containing a grid system of latitude and longitude.

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