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Humanities Unit 2

Roman Vocabulary Unit 2

TermDefinition
apostle an early follower of Jesus who spread his teachings round the empire.
citizen a member of democracy that has certain rights and responsibilities.
consul a title for two chief leaders in the Roman Republic
dictator a leader who rules with supreme authority and has absolute power over others in the 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 a legislative body.
senate a group of 300 men elected to govern the Roman republic.
tribune an official of the Roman Republic elected by plebeians to protect their rights.
aqueduct a structure built to channel and deliver water from q 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 of public square of 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.
plebeian one of the social classes of Ancient Rome which had no say in the government and were considered the 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.
polytheism the belief in more than one god.
republic a form of government that elects leaders.
Twelve Tables the Roman laws that were written on tablets to insure the rights of the citizens in Rome.
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