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Ancient Rome

interdependence Depending on each other for goods or services
colosseum An ampitheater that was used for gladiator and animal fights.
forum The marketplace in the center of town where people met to discuss business.
mosiacs Pictures made of small pieces of colored stone, glass or tile.
representative democracy When citizens elect or choose a small group of leaders to make the rules or laws.
aqueducts Bridges with strong arches that transported water into the city from the Tiber River and mountain springs.
agriculture Growing crops and raising animals (farming).
Who invented concrete? The Romans.
On what continent is Rome? Europe.
Why was farming difficult in Rome? Because the soil was poor and the land was hilly.
Where did the Romans put sculptures of gods, goddesses and important leaders? In their temples.
What were some specializations of the Romans? Road paver, wheat farmer, olive farmer, ship builder, potter, architect.
What kinds of things did the Romans grow? Dates, olives, grapes, wheat and figs.
What are some major contributions of the Romans? Representative democracy, concrete and mosaics.
Name some countries the Romans sailed to and traded with. Spain, Turkey, Egypt and Greece.
Where did much of the running water in Rome come from? The Tiber River.
What sea is Rome near? The Mediterranean Sea.
What did the Romans use to decorate their houses? Mosaics, scuplture and pottery.
Who makes our laws today? Congress.
Who represents everyone in our school? The student council.
How did water get to Rome? It traveled in a pipe along the top of the aqueducts.
What form of government did the Romans use? Representative democracy (men only)
What hemispheres is Rome in? The northern and eastern hemispheres.
What is Italy shaped like on a map? A boot.
What is the capital of Italy? Rome.
Created by: dallynd