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Roman Empire

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dome
a vault in the shape of a half-circle
frescoes
scenes painted on moist plast of walls or ceilings
Caesar
After his assassination, chos erupted in Rome
roads
More than 50,000 miles of these connected Rome with its frontiers
mosaics
Scenes mad by pieces of small tiles or glass
proverb
A popular saying that is meant to express something wise or true
pope
Head of Christian church
Christianity
Although not initially accepted by Roman leaders, this religion spread quikly
Stoics
Philosophers who stressed the importance of civic duty and helping others
Constantine
He moved the Roman capital to what is today known as Istanbul
Ionic
Scrolled column
Augustus
First emperor of Rome
barbarians
Increasing numbers of these tribes entered the Roman empire
loyalty
Due to new rights and citizenship even former conquered people showed this
taxes
The increase of these hurt the Roman economy and forced many into poverty
Colliseum
Many events were held in this large stadium
Doric
The simplest form of a Roman column
aqueducts
Roman engineers designed these to transport water
Corinthian
Highly ornate column
vault
This is an arch used to support a ceiling or roof
unemployment
Wealthy people used slaves and cheap labor, which led to an increase in this