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Kent Reading Quiz #5 terms

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CONSTANTINE
ruler of Rome, opened way for Christianity, freedom of worship for everyone
EUSEBIUS
Christian bishop, friend of Constantine, witnessed Constantine's vision
GREECE CONQUERED RUDE CONQUERORS
observed by poet Horace, Romans adopted Greek culture
POMPEII
city burned by eruption of volcano in 79 A.D.
MOSAICS
pictures formed of chips of colored stone or tiles
COLOSSEUM
three stories of arches and columns, ancient amphitheater partially preserved in Rome, arena held up to 50,000 spectators
AQUEDUCTS
structures built by Romans to carry water
PLINY THE ELDER
produced 37-volume work NATURAL HISTORY, like an encyclopedia, died at Pompeii in volcanic eruption
VESUVIUS
mountain that erupted at Pompeii
GALEN
Greek physician who wrote a medical encyclopedia
PTOLEMY
astronomer who taught that the earth was at the center of the universe
CICERO
statesman who was a fine writer; clear, logical style of writing, showed admiration for Roman Republic and Roman ideas of justice; essays on government, morality, and philosophy
AUGUSTUS
under his reign, Roman literature flourished; supported writers, especially those who glorified Rome
HORACE
poet; famous for odes glorifying Rome and the Pax Romana
VIRGIL
poet who wrote AENEID
LIVY
historian who was partial to Rome; biased; goal was to glorify Rome; wrote HISTORY OF ROME
TACITUS
historian; wrote the ANNALS; critical of Roman emperors (though resigned to the present)
JESUS
began Christianity; healed sick
GOVERNMENT, LAW, AND ENGINEERING
where Rome flourished
MYSTERY RELIGIONS
religions that used magical signs and secret passwords hoping to win immortality; gave people sense of belonging
MESSIAH
savior chosen by God, believed by some Jews