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  1. Mare Nostrum
  2. Roman Citizen: (212): "if the Tiber River reaches the walls, if the Nile fails to rise to the fields, if the sky doesn't move or the Earth does, of there is famine of plague, the cry is at once: "The Christians to the Lions."
  3. Arch
  4. The Pantheon
  5. Circus
  1. a a building made of arches and roman architecture
  2. b the Latin (which is the official language of the Romans) word for "our sea"; referring to the Mediterranean Sea which was the center of the known world at the time
  3. c an arena in ancient Rome; the show was also held there.
  4. d Originally used by the Etruscans. Romans introduced it to their soon to be empire. Still used today in many structures
  5. e He is saying that if something goes wrong the Christians are always blamed and killed. They don't care who did it, they just hate the Christians and want to get rid of them in any way they can.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (A.D 76-138 emperor of Rome from A>D 117 to 138; one of Rome's greatest emperors; worked the unify the empire
  2. Athens : Greece :: Rome : ____________________
  3. a terrible fire went on in Rome for nine days. Nero blamed the Christians and had them killed which created martyrs which attracted new followers.
  4. a system that allows water run through cities and home fro drinking and bathing
  5. (A.D 245-316) Emperor of Rome from A.D 284 to 305, reorganized the Roman government

5 True/False questions

  1. ByzantiumWhere gladiators fought, and other shows were held there.


  2. This is probably the most important big picture question. After evil and psychotic and psychopathic emperors like Nero we had an amazing emperor like Constantine. He struggled to spread Christianity. It provided comfort and authority at a time when hope for Mighty Rome was about to become a nope. He was a great emperor and it seemed like all was well, but really, all was not. 125 years before the only Christian emperor, Marcus Aurelius, a great emperor known for his wisdom, but apparently not really wise, left his son the infamous Commodus in charge of Rome (180 A.D) He was crazy and savage and loved random bloodshed of soldiers. Crazy. So he began a period of weak and corrupt rulers. Right? They were almost always successful generals and NOT politicians at all. The economy of the government fell to pieces and the senate totally lost it's power. The army began to be made up of mercanaries, people who have no loyalty to serve the army and do it only for pay. The Size of the Empire became a huge problem, but when she stopped conquering lands. no new sources of wealth became available and the taxes grew very heavy. The money was being drained out to pay for a government that simply refused to fight, and unenpliyment rapidly spread. A scarcity of food caused the price of food to go up, so the government began producing more money as coins. With less and less silver, they put less and less in each coin, and they soon became worthless. Lastly, Rome was powerless against the Germanic tribes, or barbarians.Then Romulus Agustuslus, at only 14 came into power, amd Oadacer stepped up and put him on a farm to work like a plebeian.B.P.4) What were the reasons in detail for the fall of Rome?


  3. March 15, 44 B.CThe date that Caesar attended the last meeting of his life with the Senate, he was brutally stabbed to death by the angry senators due to his assumption of way too much power.


  4. Romulus and RemusMade up of patricians


  5. Martial: (pg 203): "Before it gets light, we have the bakers. Then it's the hammering of the artisans all day. There is no peace or quiet in the city!"He is saying that if something goes wrong the Christians are always blamed and killed. They don't care who did it, they just hate the Christians and want to get rid of them in any way they can.