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A structure for carrying channels of water from a higher place to a city located in a lower place.
A foreigner; a person not from the Roman Empire. A savage or uncivilized person.
One of Ancient Rome's greatest generals and political leaders. He was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate by fellow politicians.
Wheeled carriage pulled by horses used by Romans both for day-to-day transportation and for racing.
A large oval-shaped track where Romans held chariot races. Two hundred thousand people often attended the chariot races at the Circus Maximimus in Rome.
In Rome, a free person with the right to vote.
A huge oval shaped amphitheater used by Romans for gladiator fights. The Colosseum in Rome held about 70,000 people.
Constantine The Great
The first Christian Roman Emperor who founded a new Roman capitol of Constantinople near the Black Sea. During his rule, the Christian religion became legal in the Roman Empire.
The capitol of the eastern Roman Empire.
A roman punishment given to criminals in which they were either nailed or tied to a wooden cross an left to die a slow death in public places for all to see.
The supreme ruler of an empire.
A state uniting many territories and peoples under one ruler.
Men who fought other men or animals in the coliseums for the pleasure of spectators. Most gladiators were slaves, criminals, or captives of war, although some were paid performers.
The language of the Romans.
Having only one god. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are monotheistic religions.
Floors or walls made from thousands of tiny pieces of stone, glass, or pottery that are cemented together to make beautiful designs.
Ancient legends about the gods and goddesses.
Upper class Romans.
In Ancient Rome, they were the common people.
Having many gods and goddesses. The Roman religion was polytheistic.
A territory governed by ancient Rome. A political division of a king. For example, England was once the Roman province of Britannia.
A nation that is governed by an assembly of citizens rather than by a king. Rome was a republic during part of it's history.
Romulus and Remus
Twin Brothers, who legend says, were nursed by a wold. Romulus killed Remus and founded the city of Rome in 753 B.C.
In Ancient Rome, an assembly of elders who made laws. The Roman senate was elected by citizens of free birth.
A Roman official whose job it was to protect the rights of the plebeians or common people.
Latin for "forbid": rejection of a bill or plan of action by a person in power.