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Rome Vocabulary

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Civil War An armed conflict between groups within one country
Dictator A ruler who has absolute power
Aqueduct A high arched, structure built to carry water over long distances
Census A periodic count of all the people living in a country, city, or other region.
Gladiator A Roman athlete, usually a slave, criminal, or prisoner, of war, who was forced to fight for the entertainment of the public.
Julius Caesar Roman general who became the republic's dictator in 45 B.C./B.C.E.
Cleopatra Ruler of Egyptian government in Alexandria who backed Caesar in the civil war he waged from 49 B.C./B.C.E.
Augustus First Roman emperor; who won the civil war following Julius Caesar's assassination and went on to unify the empire and establish the Pax Romana.
Gaul An ancient region and Roman province that included most of the present-day France.
Colosseum A large stadium in Rome where athletic events took place.
Pantheon A large, domed temple built in Ancient Rome to honor many gods and goddesses.
Pompeii An ancient city in southwestern Italy that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D./C.E.
Pax Romana A period of peace for the Roman Empire that began with the rule of Augustus in about 27 B.C./B.C.E., and lasted around 200 years
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