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Virgil
Wrote the Aeneid
Horace
satarist who used gentle and playful wit to attack human folly
Juvenal
a biting satarist who severly reprimanded Roman ideas and culture
Livy
Historian who attempted to glorify Roman history
Tacitus
historian who wrote bitterly about Augustus and his successors
Ptolemy
came up with the idea that the Earth was the center of the universe
Galen
pushed frontiers of medical science to practical use
Pliny the Elder
a Roman scientist who compiled many topics into an encyclopedia
Zealots
group of Jews who opposed the Roman inteference in their society
Jesus
a Jew who founded Christianity
Paul
spread the teachings of Jeasus beyond the Jewish communities to gentiles.
Constantine
emperor who allowed Christianity to be practiced and built a new capitol (Constantinople)
Edict of Milan
an edict allowing Christianity to be practiced in the Roman empire
Theodosius
mother of Constantine who encouraged him to pass the Edict of Milan
Origen
a theologist who was respected for his intellectual achievements
Augustine
bishop of Hippo who wrote "The city of God)
Diocletian
emperor who tried to increase the prestige of the emperor and tried to slow down inflation
Huns
a nomadic people who migrated across Central Asia
Alaric
Visigoth General who overran Italy and plundered Rome
Attila the Hun
Hun leader who embarked on a savage campaign of conquest across much of Europe
Odoacer
Germanic leader who ousted the emperor in Rome
Latins
group of people who settled along the Tiber river around 800BC
Etruscans
group of people who lived north of Rome. For time they ruled much of central Italy, including Rome itself
Laws of the Twelve Tablets
a group of stones with the laws codified on them for the plebians to see
Jupiter
main god who ruled over the sky and other gods
Carthage
an empire that spread from N.Africa to the western Mediterranean
Punic Wars
Series of wars between Carthage and Rome
Hannibal
Carthaginian general who led his army on an epic march across the Pyrenees
Cato
senator who ended each speech with the saying "Carthage must be destroyed"
Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus
Two brothers who attempted to reform Rome. They were killed by senators and hired thugs in a wave of violence
Julius Caesar
ambitious military commander who conquered Gaul, became dictator of Rome, pushed through reforms, and was finally assassinated by the Senate
Mark Anthony
Caesar's chief general
Octavian
Caesar's grandnephew
Caligula
appointed his horse as senator
Nero
persecuted Christians and was blamed for setting a fire that destroyed much of Rome
Hadrian
codified Roman law
Marcus Aurelius
wrote Meditations and followed Plato's idea of a philosopher-king
Pax Romana
200-year span of peace in Rome
Circus Maximus
Large sports stadium where chariot races used to occur
Greco-Roman Civilization
blending of Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman traditions