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Ancient Rome

Vocabulary

aqueduct channel that moves water over a long distance
baptism ritual cleansing by plunging into water
barbarian word used by Greeks and Romans for all people who did not share their culture
concrete building material made by mixing small stones and sand with limestone, clay and water
conversion heartfelt change in one's opinions or beliefs, especially in religion
crucifixion roman method of execution by nailing a person to a wooden cross
deify officially declare a person to be a god
denomination religious group
epistle formal letter, several of which from part of the New Testament
ethics beliefs about what is right and wrong
gladiator man who fought as part of public entertainment in ancient Rome
gospel one of the first four books of the New Testament
Greco-Roman something that combines elements of Greek and Roman culture and traditions
Inflation general increase in prices
martyr person who dies for his or her beliefs
mercenary soldier who fight for pay rather than for his or her country
mosaic design formed with small tiles of glass, stone or pottery
New Testament writings that form part of the Christian Bible
Oratory art of giving speeches
orthodoxy traditional or established religious beliefs
parable story with a religious moral
Pax Romana period of stability in the roman empire
resurrection coming back to life
Romance Language Language that developed from Latin, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese or Italian
satire work of literature that makes fun of its subject, often mocking vice or folly
trinity the three persons or forms of God according to Christian belief - God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Created by: hpetroziello