Romans set up a new government in which some officials were chosen by the people.
300 members of the landholding upper class powerful senate
senators elected 2 from the patrician class
ruler who has complete control over a government
farmers, merchants, artisans, and traders who made up most of the population
basic military unit
high ranking church official with authority over a local area
war fought between 2 groups of people in the same nation
person who suffers or dies for his or her beliefs
savior sent by god
religious belief that is contrary to the official teachings of the church
soldier serving in a foreign army for pay
bridge like stone structures that brought water from the hills into cities
or “Roman Peace” 200 year span that began with Augustus and ended with Marcus Aurelius
Rome’s largest race course.
ambitious military commander
a Jew; founder of christianity
a Jew from Asia minor played most influential role in the spread of christianity
wrote the poem Aeneid
talented general who gained the throne in 312
“good emperor” codified roman law
German leader ousted the emperor of Rome (became known as the fall of Rome)
Carthaginians general that led his army and dozens of elephants on an epic march across the Pyrenees.
emperor who set out to restore order
nomadic people migrating across central Asia.