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CH 2 Roman Empire

Expansion and Fall of the Roman Empire

republic A form of government in which people vote for their leaders
Augustus The first emperor of Rome
empire A group of cultures or territories led by a single all-powerful ruler
emperor The ruler of an empire
Christianity A religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus
Constantine The Roman emperor who moved the empire`s capital to Byzantium
Clovis A leader of the Franks, who conquered the Roman province of Gaul and founded his own kingdom
Byzantine Empire The Eastern Roman Empire after the fall of the Western Empire
Justinian I The ruler of Byzantine Empire from 527 to 565
Justinian Code A legal code developed during the rule of Emperor Justinian
schism An official split between two groups
Roman Catholic Relating to the Christian church of the West
Orthodox Relating to the Christian church of the East
mosaic A picture made out of small colored tiles or pieces of glass
Stoicism A philosophy that stressed the importance of virtue,duty,and endurance
aqueduct A structure designed to bring fresh water into a city or town
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