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Ancient Rome Test Vocab

All of the terms for Ch 7 Rome chapter.

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villa
a large country estate; an important source of food for ancient Rome
consul
one of two officials who led the Roman Republic
messiah
a savior in Judaism and Christianity
Pax Romana
the period of stability and prosperity in the Roman Empire, lasting from 27 B.C. to A.D 180 "Roman Peace"
veto
the rejection of any planned action or rule by a person in power
disciple
a follower of a person or a belief
Colosseum
a large amphitheater built in Rome around A.D. 70; site of contests and combats between people and animals
province
a unit of an empire or a country; area of the Roman Empire ruled by a governor, who was supported by an army
plebeian
an ordinary citizen in the Roman Republic
gladiator
a person in ancient Rome who fought in an arena for the entertainment of the public; usually a slave
patrician
a member of an upper-class family in the Roman Republic
Jesus
4 B.C.-29A.D. founder of Christianity; believed by his followers to be the Messiah
martyr
a person who dies for a particular cause
mercenary
a soldier who serves for pay in a foreign army
epistle
a letter; in the Christian Bible, any of the letters written by disciples to Christian groups. Paul wrote most of these...
Constantine
A.D. 287-337 emperor of Rome from A.D. 312 to 337; encourage the spread of Christianity
aqueduct
a structure that carries water over long distances
inflation
an economic situation in which there is more money with less value
dictator
a ruler who has total control of the government
circus
an arena in ancient Rome; also the show held there

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