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Ch.5 Section 3 History Terms

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Virgil
most distinguished poet of the Augustan Age; Rome's greatest poet; author of Aeneid; Equivalent to Greece's great poet Homer
Horace
friend of Virgil's; sophisticated writer who enjoyed pointing out some of the "follies and vices" of his age.
Livy
Roman historian; masterpiece "The Early History of Rome"; saw history a source of moral lessons
paterfamilias
the dominant male in a family
Spartacus
led most famous slave revolt in southern Italy
insulae
apartment blocks where the poor lived