Roman Contributions

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Pantheon
Large domed temple to all the gods in Rome
Greeks
People who greatly influenced Roman art
Concrete
Squishy Roman invention used in construction of structures such as buildings and bridges
Colosseum
Large amphitheater in Rome
Aqueduct
Structure used to carry water into Roman cities
Sewer
System which carries waste out of cities
Roads
Thousands of miles of important transportation improvements (e.g., The Appian Way)
Justinian
Emperor who developed a code of laws in the 6th century
Roman Numerals
Roman numbers
Cicero
Roman public speaker and writer
Homer
Greek author of the "Iliad"
Virgil
Roman author of the "Aeneid"
Ovid
Roman poet; author of the epic "Metamorphoses"
Latin
Root of the Romance languages
Alphabet
Letters used in place of pictures in a scripted language
Greeks
Creators of the first scripted modern langauge
Romans
Creators of scripted language still used today in English-speaking countries.
Romance Languages
French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese
Science
Academic field which still employs Latin
Odyssey
Greek epic copied by Virgil's Aeneid
6th Century AD
Time when Justinian created Code of Roman Laws
Arch
Curved construction technique for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
Dome
A roof shaped like a half-circle or hemisphere
Aeneid
Virgil's epic about Trojans escaping and settling in Latium