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 who speak the language called Latin.
There were many people in Ancient Rome who spoke and were Latins.
Palatine
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One of seven popular hills that are in present-day Rome.
Palatine is the most famous our of all seven hills.
cuniculus
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A rodent related to the rabbit.
The cuniculus in the picture looks just like a rabbit.
gladiators
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A person who fights to the death against a beast for show.
Gladiators fought with the Romans many times.
republic
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One person is elected to represent other people to help make government decisions.
One person was chosen to represent others to form a republic.
patricians
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A person with a very high rank in society. For example; a member of the aristocrats.
An aristocrat is an example of a patrician.
plebians
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A person in the lower classes; a commoner.
There were a lot of plebians in Ancient Rome because the lower classes had a lot of people.
empire
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A large group/groups of land controlled by one form of goverment.
The Roman Empire ruled from about 800 B.C.E. to 476 C.E.
expansion
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When an empire conquers more land from another empire and adds it to their land.
The Roman Empire expanded all the way to present-day Britian.
civil war
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A war where a country is at war with itself, dividing into two sides.
The American civil war ended in the 1860s.
Punic Wars
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Three wars that were between the Roman Empire and Carthage.
In the end of all three wars, the Romans won the Punic Wars.
legacy
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A gift of money or property.
Legacy is giving money or property to other generations.
Greco-Roman
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Something that influenced by the Greeks, but made by the Romans.
A lot of Greco-Roman art was created back then.
Renaissance
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A time of new change.
Moving from elementry to middle school is an example of a renaissance.
vault
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A ceiling with multiple arches.
Vaults were very popular in the higher classes.
dome
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A roof that is shaped like half of a circle.
Palaces or churches usually had domes as roofs.
Colosseum
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An arena where people where forced to fight beasts as a punishment.
The Colosseum is still standing today in Rome and is a very popular tourist attraction.
Latin prefixes
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Words that come from another word.
An example of a Latin prefix is abrupt.
Latin roots
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A letter/letters that are used to help create other words.
An example of Latin roots is ab- = abnormal or abs- = abstract.
Roman numerals
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Very old symbols that stand for numbers.
Roman Numerals are still used today even though they are thousands of years old.
Stoicism
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A school of philosophy founded by a man in Ancient Greece.
Stoicism was created by a man named Zeno.

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