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Ancient Rome Chapter 9 Vocab-Full List

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Consuls
One of two chief officials who held office in the Ancient Roman Republic
Pope
The leader of all bishops.
Patriotism
A love of country
Triumvirate
A group of three rulers who share power.
Messiah
A person sent by God, comes to bring justice to the world.
Martyrs
People willing to die for their beliefs
Disciples
A group of men who were Jesus' closest followers.
Gladiator
A slave or prisoner who fought, often to the death, for the entertainment of the citizens
Basilicas
Huge government buildings
Christianity
The name given to the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
Aqueduct
A system of bridges and canals used to carry water to a city.
Gospels
Christian writings which describe teh life, death and resurrection of Jesus
Senate
The most powerful governing body in the Roman Republic
Province
A self-governing region
Census
A count of a country's people
Confederation
A loose group of governments working together
Tribunes
A plebeian official who could attend meetings of an assembly in Ancient Rome
Salvation
the saving of the human soul from evil with a promise of life after death
Plebeian
A member of the common people.
Dictator
A ruler with absolute authority
Veto
To stop or reject the actions of another.
Patricians
A walthy descendant of Rome's earliest settlers.
Resurrection
Rising from the dead.
Apostle
A person sent out to taech others.
Forum
A public place wehre people could meet for business or recreation
Persecute
Seek out and punish
Republic
A form of government in which the citizens elect representatives to make laws and run the government

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