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ballistra
catapult
triclinium
den/office
II
2
fossa
ditch
Octavius/Augustus
1st Emperor
bibliopolae
Roman booksellers
Mulberry
Pyramus' blood
lanistae
Gladiators' trainers.
museum
university in alexandria
manus
full legal power
agger
embankment of earth
carpe diem
seize the day
and so on
et cetera
cursus publicus
Roman mail system
quidam, quaedam, quoddam
a certain
tabularium
building with public records
Mars
god of war and agriculture
Where were slaves captured
In war
Mt. Olympus
home of the gods
basalt
What were Roman roads paved with?
tolerant
romans were (not tolerant/tolerant) of british/celtic gods and goddesses
S.P.Q.R.
Senatus Populusque Romanus (The Senate and the People of Rome), motto of Rome
a rationibus
freedmen in charge of accounts
Sextus
What the abbrev SEX stands for
pontifices
priests who oversaw the organization of religious events
Hatuey
native leader would lead fights against the spanish invasions
aquaductae
carry water from one place to another
Ithaca
Odysseus' home, an island off the coast of Greece
insulae
apartment blocks in Rome where the poor lived
rhetor
the teacher of oratory who presided over the third stage of education
theodosius
last emperor of combined eastern and western empire
7
number of kings total that ruled Rome
spina
barrier in the middle of a racetrack
Cicero
In his speeches, he wrote about the political situation during his lifetime. Liked the republic.
Suetonius
What author wrote about the lives of the Julio-Claudian emperors?
The Muses
The 9 goddesses who people believed inspired poets
bulla
locket a boy wore to protect from evil
Pyrrhus
Greek king of Epirus; he won victories over Rome but at too great a cost
Mithradites
when sulla and marius fought on who would fight the enemy was mithradites
what was the Campus Martius used for?
military training
linteum
the towel that would be rubbed on the skin after being rubbed with oil
cambering
A rounding of a road to allow for drainage
Leader of the military, governor of Britain
Agricola's two titles?
Hades/Pluto
give the greek and roman name for the god of the underworld whose symbols are the helm of darkness and the skull
not 1 foot, 10 feet
As the elephants once stampeded causing a panic, Julius Caesar in 46 BC surrounded the arena with a ditch 1 foot wide and 1 foot deep.
Toga Candida
a toga used when a noble is running for office
5 miles (8 kilometers)
the maximum distance per hour of the average raeda
why would a gladiator be allowed to live
very popular with many victories
List five things a patronus might do for his cliens/
help with the sportula distributed at the salutatio, pay for funeral, guardian of his children, help with funds to start a new life, mutual helpfulness.
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