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Glossary of Latin History and Geography

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Italy
The large penninsula shaped country which sticks out into the Mediterranean Sea

Greece
First Democracy -- heavily influenced Roman culture

Sicily
island off the tip of the boot of Italy

Mediterranean Sea
Sea ringed by the Roman Empire conquered by Julius Caesar

Rome
city of 7 hills founded by Romulus which became center of Roman culture

Tiber River
River near Rome

Mount Vesuvius
Massive eruption of volcano in 79 AD covered the city of Pompeii

Romulus and Remus
twin brothers raised by wolves - Romulus founded the city of Rome on April 21, 753 BC

Julius Caesar
Conquered the vast Roman empire but ended the Republic when he became "Dictator for Life"

Augustus
grand-nephew of Caesar who became the first Roman emperor
April 21, 753 BC
City of Rome founded by Romulus
March 15, 44 BC
Julius Caesar assassinated
Palatine
one of the 7 hills of Rome where Romulus lived
Forum
political and economic center of ancient Rome

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