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Chapter 9 Vocabulary

reform political changes to make things better
anatomy the study of body structure
barter to exchanges goods (or services) without using money
Forum open space that served as a market place and public square (in the center of Rome)
gladiators fought animals and each other in Roman arenas
inflation rapidly increasing prices
mosaic pictures made from tiny bits of colored glass or stone
saints Christian holy people
regent a person who stands in for a ruler who is too young , or too ill, to govern
odes poems that express strong emotions about life (Horace)
paterfamilias the head of a Roman household (father)
plague a disease that spreads widely (killed 10% of Romans)
rhetoric a term for "public speaking"
satires writings that poke fun at human weaknesses (Horace)
vault curved ceiling
Created by: susanhanna