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Ch. 9 History Notes

Colosseum arena that could hold 60,000 people.
Latin became the basis of many modern European languages.
Forum open space for a marketplace in the middle of Rome.
Pantheon temple built to honor Rome's gods.
Horace a poet who wrote satires that poked fun at human weaknesses.
Constantine moved the capital from Rome to Constantinople.
Christianity began in the Roman Empire.
Severans emperors who stayed in power by paying the army well.
Western Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D. to a Germanic general named Odoacer.
Germanic tribes Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Franks, Vandals, Angles, Saxons.
Eastern Roman Empire thrived and became the Byzantine Empire.
Visigoths a Germanic tribe that rebelled against Rome in A.D.
Justinian a strong emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire included Greeks, Egyptians, Syrians, Arabs, Jews, Slavs, and others; lasted about 1,000 years.
Hagia Sophia the religious center of the Byzantine Empire.
Justinian Code a very influential legal code of the Byzantine Empire.
The Empress Theodora helped women gain more rights.
silk weaving a major Byzantine industry.
As time passed, the Byzantine Empire became more Greek and less Roman..
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