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republic
a form of government in which power rests with the citizens, who vote in order to elect leaders
Augustus
the first emperor of Rome, who ruled from 27 B.C. to A.D. 14 and greatly expanded the size and influence of the Roman Empire
empire
a group of different cultures or territories led by a single all-powerful ruler
emperor
the ruler of an empire
Christianity
a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus
Constantine
the Roman emperor from A.D. 306 to 337, who ended the persecution of Christians and moved the capital of the empire to Byzantium (later known as Constantinople)
Clovis
a leader of the Franks, who conquered the Roman province of Gaul in A.D. 486 and later established a large and powerful
Frankish kingdom
Byzantine Empire
the Eastern Roman Empire, which was ruled from Constantinople and from the 4th century to the
15th century
Justinian Code
a legal code, prepared under the direction of the Byzantine emperor Justinian, that regulated much of Byzantine life
Schism
an official split between two groups
Roman Catholic
relating to the Christian church of the West that is under the authority of the pope
Orthodox
relating to the Christian church that developed in the Byzantine Empire and is not under the authority of the pope
mosaic
a picture made out of many small colored tiles or pieces of glass
aqueduct
a structure designed to bring fresh water into a city or town