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The Romans

Year 7 History

chariot a type of vehicle that uses animals for locomotive power
citizen a person who legally belongs to a country and has the rights and protection of that country
election The process of choosing someone for a public office by voting
empire A group of countries or regions that are controlled by one ruler or one goverment
gladiator a man in ancient Rome who fought against another man or animal for public entertainment
governor a person who is the leader of the government of a state, province
legend a story from the past that is believed by many people but cannot be proved to be true
legion a large group of soldiers in ancient Rome
myth a story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence
pension money that is paid to a person after retirement from some kind of service or job
sewage waste material (such as human urine and feces) that is carried away from homes and other buildings in a system of pipes
ampitheatre large, circular or oval open-air buildings with raised seating where ancient Romans watched contests and other events
assembly a group of citizens that met together to make laws in the Ancient Roman Republic
aqueduct a system of channels, that sometimes looks like a bridge, that carries transports water over long distances
archaeology a science that deals with past human life and activities by studying the bones, tools, etc., of ancient people
barbarian people from outside of Rome, whom the ancient Romans considered to be inferior
catapult an ancient weapon used for throwing large rocks
cavalry the part of an army that in the past had soldiers who rode horses
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