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World History

Chapter 8 Rome

The boot-shaped peninsula of _______ (also known as the ______________ _________) extends from Europe about 600 miles southeastward into the Mediterranean Sea. Italy Apennine Peninsula
Italy's strategic, central location helped make its chief city, ____, ruler of the Mediterranean basin in ancient times. Rome
The ancestors of the Romans, the _____, were Indo-European tribesmen closely related to the ancient Greeks. Itali
One of these Italic tribes, the ______, finally settled by the Tiber River in west-central Italy on the plain of Latium. Latins
By ___ _._., the traditional date for the founding of Rome, some of these tiny Latin settlements had united and chosen a common market or meeting place (the _____) 753 B.C. Forum
The _________ were a seafaring people from Asia Minor who appeared in Italy about 800 B.C. and settled in Etruria, north of the Latium. Etruscans
Two distinctive social classes that would characterize Roman society: the ___________, the upper class "insiders" and the _________, the lower class outsiders. Patricians Plebeians
The _____ began colonizing the Mediterranean world extensively during the 700s B.C. Greeks
So many (Greeks) settled in southern Italy and Sicily that the region became known as _____ _______, or "greater Greece." Magna Graecia
The city of ________ was founded in 814 B.C. as a Phoenician colony and trading post in North Africa. Carthage
The _____, wild Celtic barbarians from western Europe, were the last Indo-European people to enter Italy. Gauls
The Roman family was an authoritarian institution in which the ______ as the head of the house. Father
Roman ideals of ______ or _____, a sense of duty. Pietas Piety
Roman ideals of ________ or _______, or seriousness of purpose. Gravitas Gravity
Roman ideals of ________ or _______ a sense of personal worth. Dignitas Dignity
The most famous of the Roman temple, dedicated to the numerous gods of the empire. Pantheon
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