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Rome-People

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Augustus Caesar Member of the 2nd triumvirate who vowed to make those responsible for Julius Caesar's death pay. He defeated Antony in civil war and became the 1st emperor of Rome. His rule changed Rome from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire and led Pax Romana.
Constantine Roman emperor who moved the capital from Rome to Byzantium to be further from invading Germanic tribes. He then changed the name of the city to Constantinople
Hannibal Carthagenian general who invaded Rome by way of the Alps in the Second Punic War. He invaded Roman territory but was never able to take the city of Rome itself.
Jesus He was a carpenter who became the founder of Christianity.
Julius Caesar Member of the 1st triumvirate, in charge of the military. Pompey demanded Caesar disband his army and return home. Caesar refused, civil war ensued. Caesar, as victor, declared himself dictator for life, led to his assassination by members of the Senate.
Paul Originally, his name was Saul and he persecuted Christians. He then converted to Christianity, changed his name to Paul, and spread the message of Jesus throughout the Mediterranean Basin.
Ptolemy Roman scientist, mathematician, and astronomer who believed Earth was the center of the universe (geocentric theory)
Virgil Roman author who wrote a tale of Rome's beginnings in "The Aeneid"
Created by: knowlesjd