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21 Cards in this Set

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symbol
a picture or object that is a sign for something; for example, the American flag is a symbol of the United States
persecute
to treat people cruelly and unfairly
mosaic
artwork made of many small pieces of colorful stone or tile
awning
a sheet of material used for protection from the sun or rain
decline
to grow weaker
legion
a unit or group of soldiers
province
an area under the control of a faraway government
toga
a loose robe worn by citizens of ancient Rome
legend
an old, well-known story, usually more entertaining than truthful
peninsula
a piece of land sticking out into a body of water
virtue
goodness
sack
to steal and destroy things in a city that has been defeated by an army
preserve
to keep or save
collapse
to fall down suddenly
pillage
to steal things using force and violence
debris
the pieces left of something after it has been destroyed
barge
a boat with a flat bottom, usually used for carrying goods
consul
the most important official in the Roman republic
conquer
to win control of a land by attacking an enemy or fighting a war
civil war
a war between people who live in the same country
pillar
a tall, solid support post