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Julius Caesar
Dictator who took over Rome with his army, only to be assassinated.
Gaius Octavianus (Augustus)
Julius Caesar's heir. Ruled the Roman Empire for many years.
Cleopatra
Queen of Egypt. Had an affair with Julius Caesar. Married Antony. Killed herself by getting an asp to bite her.
Echo
Nymph who deceived Hera and had her voice taken away apart from repeating others. Fell in love with Narcissus.
Eurydice
Wife of Orpheus. Died. Orpheus failed to save her from the Underworld.
Pompey
Roman general. Part of the First Triumvirate. Later fought against Julius Caesar. Was assassinated in Egypt.
Catiline
Politician who tried to overthrow the Senate.
Lepidus
Politician who became a mediator between Antony and Augustus and later formed the Second Triumvirate with them.
Marcus Antonius
Formed an alliance with Augustus and Lepidus in the Second Triumvirate, but was later killed by Augustus.
Marcus Crassus
Provided financial support to Julius Caesar. Third member of the First Triumvirate.
Cicero
Roman orator who verbally condemned Catiline.
Narcissus
Conceited hunter who fell in love with his own reflection.
Orpheus
Married to Eurydice. When she died, followed her into the Underworld and charmed Hades with his music. Was unable to keep himself from looking back, and lost her again.
Parthians
Group of people who were often at odds with the Roman Empire.
Ptolemy
Egyptian king who assassinated Pompey to win Julius Caesar's favor. It backfired.
Actium
Location of final battle between Augustus and Antony.
Aegyptus
Egypt. Eventually overtaken by the Roman Empire.
Campus Martius
Field outside of Rome used for training.
Gallia
First territory given to Julius Caesar as a consul.
Palaeopharsalus
Location of the battle wherein Julius Caesar defeated Pompey.
aedile
Roman official in charge of games.
consul
Highest elected official (two at a time) ruling for a year.
cursus honorum
Course that a Roman politician followed on his climb to the top.
dictator
Unelected official ruling alone in emergency times for six months.
empire
Period of Rome started by Augustus.
monarchy
When a king rules. First period of Rome.
praetor
Roman judge.
quaestor
Roman official in charge of financial affairs.
Republic
Middle period of Rome, ended with Julius Caesar.
Senate
Elected representatives in charge during the republic.
Tribune
Roman official in charge of the Plebeian Counsel.