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Arts and Humanities
Chapter 1 Rome and the Latin Language
Chapter 1: Discovering Languages
Terms in this set (20)
What was the name of the empire where Latin was spoken?
The Roman Empire
Which three continents included parts of the Roman Empire?
Europe, Africa, Asia
Which country had the greatest influence on the Roman civilization?
Who was Julius Caesar?
Rome's most famous general.
Who was Augustus?
Rome's first emperor.
What was the Pax Romana?
A period of peace in the Roman Empire.
Which emperor fiddled while Rome burnt?
Name the first Christian emperor of Rome.
What tribe conquered Rome?
How did the romance languages receive their name?
They stem from the language spoken by the Romans, Latin.
Who destroyed the holy city of Jerusalem?
What is the official language of the Catholic Church?
Constantine moved the seat of power from Rome to what city?
What did Constantine change Byzantium to?
What is the name of Constantinople today?
Where did Rome begin?
On the east bank of the Tiber River.
What kind of community was Rome originally?
A farming community
What did the Tiber river divide?
The Italics from the Etruscans
How did Julius Caesar die?
He was assassinated
What did Rome build to carry water?
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