History Term
Definition in your own words
Use the word in a sentence to showyour understanding of the history term.
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People from an ancient county called Latium which is now Italy.
Latins are people who live in present day Italy.
Palatine
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One of the seven hills that were in ancient Rome.
My son was born on the palatine hill, one of the 7 hills in Rome.
cuniculus
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It is a irrigation system created by a man called Etruscans.
"I now use the irrigation system called cuniculus, now Eruscans is my best friend."
gladiators
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A person who is trained to fight other people in a public place for intertainment.
"My son is a gladiator, I go to all his fights, sometimes he fights really big people, I pray he wont die."
republic
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A form of goverement, the people are elected.
My father, is a republican, he was elected two years ago.
patricians
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A rich man that had power.
When I grow up I want to be a patrician, then I can eat a lot of food.
plebians
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A common person; in the Roman republic, who didnt have say in the Goverement.
My family are plebians, we cant elect or have a say in the Goverement.
empire
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A big territory that has lots of groups are ruled by one leader or Goverement.
My father is the ruler of this huge empire.
expansion
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The system of making of making something bigger, such as an empire.
I am working on the expansion of the empire of Rome.
civil war
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A war where people from different regions, but from the same country fight against eachother.
A civil war happened in America in 1861, when the British fought the Americans.
Punic
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Were wars that happened when Rome fought Carthage.
I fought in the Punic wars, I was on the Roman side, we fought Carthage.
legacy
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When one culture contributes something to another culture.
The other day my culture gave a present to another culture.
Greco-Roman
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The characteristics of Roman art that has a strong Greek influence.
I know Greco-Roman, I know a word, it sounds a lot like the Greek word for it.
Renaissance
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A time in Europe history around the 14th Century, when there was a new interests and accomplishments in art, literature, and learning.
There were lots of new artists during the 14th century, the time of the renaissance in Europe.
vault
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A structure that is arched and is used to hold up roof of ceiling.
Our family uses vaults to hold up our roof and ceiling.
dome
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A roof that is shaped like a 3-D circle.
People use domes on churches and some buildings, it looks like a circle.
Colosseum
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An ampitheatre that was built in Rome.
I went to the Colosseum, there used to be gladiators fighting there.
Latin prefixes
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A set of letters at the begining of a word, that has its own meaning
An example of Latin prefixes are in, im, or il, which means "not".
Conquered
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To get something by force, like land.
The Romans did a lot of conquering, in their time, they used their strong armies.
Roman numerals
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A system of numbers that use letters to descibe them. DVD = 1,995.
I had a test on roman numerals the other day. They look like letters.
Stoicism
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A indifference to pleasure and pain.
I know what Stoicism means, it means the indifference between happiness and unhappiness.