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SS7: Roman Empire - T1 L4-5
Terms in this set (25)
site of encounter
a place where people from different cultures meet and exchange products, ideas, and technologies
Greek and Roman
design formed with small tiles of glass, stone, or pottery
A language that is derived from Latin
accomplishment that require effort or skill
the art of giving speeches
works of literature that make fun of their subject
men and sometimes women who fought one another and wild animals as a part of public entertainment
custom or practice that is handed down over generations
a general rise in the cost of goods
way of passing on information
the name given to outsiders by the ancient Romans
fall apart, break into pieces
soldiers who fight for pay rather than for their country
traditional or established religious beliefs
International trade both spread Rome's influence and brought influences to Rome from other cultures. Just as Islam made its way on camel's back to West Africa as part of the trans-Saharan gold-salt trade, so too did ideas, customs, and beliefs from around the world make their way to Rome, a ___________________ where people from different places would have shared one another's culture.
site of encounter
Which of the following was NOT a way that Greco-Roman culture was spread throughout the empire?
Roman schools that indoctrinated the youth
Latin was the language of the Roman Empire. Over centuries, local ways of speaking Latin morphed into new languages, which are known as the Romance languages. Which of the following languages is NOT a Romance language?
Cicero was famous for his skills in _____________, in which he spoke about the great political issues of his time and used his powers of persuasion to win election to a high office in the government.
What style of Roman literature best describes the following: "The people that once bestowed commands, consolships, legions, and all else, now...longs eagerly for just two
things—bread and circuses."
The Romans loved to go to the Coliseum to see gladiators take part in elaborate, bloody battles against wild animals or amongst other gladiators. The word gladiator means
swordsman in Latin, though they would have used a variety of weapons. This violent sport owes its origins to the following type of event.
The decline of the Roman Empire can be attributed to problems both inside and outside of the Empire. Which of the following did NOT contribute to the fall of the Roman
drought and famine
The Imperial Crisis describes a time that was known for ________________________________.
civil wars and foreign invasions
True or False: Many Romans believed that the Christians were at fault for the difficult times of the Imperial Crisis. Diocletian, who became emperor after the Imperial Crisis,
persecuted Christians for having angered the Roman gods.
The emperor Theodosius became a strong supporter of Christian ____________, and eventually made Christianity the official religion of Rome.
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