History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence to showyour understanding of the history term.
Latins
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People from the ancient country of Latium, now the area of Italy.
Some residents of Italy are Latins.
Palatine
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One of the seven hills in ancient Rome.
I am standing on the Palatine, overlooking Rome.
cuniculus
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An irrigation system invented by the Etruscans.
The cuniculus is jammed!
gladiators
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A person trained to fight another person to the death for public entertainment.
Wow! Look at the gladiators fight!
republic
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A form of government with elected leaders.
The United States has a republic.
patricians
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A rich man that held power in the Roman Republic.
A patrician is making a speech.
plebians
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One of the common people in the Roman Republic. People who had no say in the government.
Plebians are not powerful.
empire
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A large territory where several groups of people are ruled by one leader or government.
The Roman empire went to as far as Egypt.
expansion
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The process of becoming larger.
Sometimes people make land expansions.
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A war between regions of the same country.
The United States had a civil war.
Punic Wars
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Wars fought between Rome and Carthage.
Punic Wars are very violent.
legacy
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A contribution of one culture to another.
There are many legacies in the Roman empire.
Greco-Roman
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Having characteristics of Roman art with a strong Greek influence.
Greco-Roman are things with both Greek and Roman characteristics.
Renaissance
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A period of European history which there was rebirth of interest and accomplishments in art, literature, and learning.
The renaissance was good because the society improved.
vault
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An arched structure used to hold up a ceiling.
The curved vault is holding up the ceiling.
dome
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A half-round roof.
Domes were popular architecture in ancient times.
Colosseum
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A place where gladiators fought and chariot races were held.
People loved to go to the Colosseum for entertainment.
Latin prefixes
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Prefixes of Latin words.
I don't know any Latin prefixes.
Latin roots
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Roots of Latin words.
Only Latins know Latin roots.
Roman numerals
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Roman numbers.
We learned Roman numerals in first grade.
Stoicism
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A school of Hellenistic philosophy founded in the early 3rd century.
Stoicism is a school for Hellenistic philosophy.