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Humanities Vocab 2

People, Places, and Concepts

TermDefinition
Apostle an early follower of Jesus who spread his teachings throughout the empire
Citizen a member of democracy that has certain rights and responsibilities
Consul title for two chief leaders in the Roman Republic
Dictator a leader who rules with supreme authority and has absolute power over others in government
Gladiator a person trained to fight another to death for public entertainment
Pope the head of the Roman Catholic Church
Representative elected to speak on behalf of another in in a legislative body
Senate a group of 300 men elected to govern the Roman Republic
Tribune an official of the Roman Republic elected by the plebians to protect their rights
Aqueduct a structure built to channel and deliver water from a distant place
Colosseum an amphitheater built by Vespasian to hold public events
Empire a large territory which several groups of people are ruled by a single leader or government
Forum marketplace or public square on an Ancient Roman City
Pantheon a domed circular temple built by Hadrian to honor the gods
Patrician a rich man who held power in Ancient Rome
Plebian one of the social classes of Ancient Rome which had no say in the government and were considered to be common people
Assembly another name for a lawmaking body
Census an official count of the population or number of people living in an area
Monotheism the belief that there is only one god
Parable a simple story that explains a moral or religious lesson
Pax Romana the time period of peace in Ancient Rome
Polytheisim the belief in more than one god
Republic a form of government that elects its leaders
Twelve Tables the Roman laws that were written on tables to insure the rights of the citizens of Rome
Created by: zahraf