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Unit 1

The Expansion and Fall of Rome

Civil Wars a war between groups in the same country
Dictator a ruler with absolute power
Carthage city in North Africa that fought the Punic Wars with Rome
Punic Wars a series of wars fought between Rome and Carthage for control of the Mediterranean; ultimately Rome won, destroyed Carthage, and gained territory/money
Julius Caesar a Roman general who ended the Roman Republic when he seized power and became dictator for life; the rule of Caesar marks the end of the Roman Republic
Augustus (a.k.a. Octavian) Rome's first emperor; Ruled during the Pax Romana; encourage art, literature, and education
Pax Romana a 200-year period of peace and stability during the fourth period of expansion
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