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Cincero
Romes greatest orator
Seneca
Writer and tutor of Nero
Vergil
Greatest Latin poet
Horace
Son of slave who turned into most famous literary figure
Ovid
Master of lyrics who noted his masterpiece, Metamorphoses
Livy
Leading historian of the age
Plutarch
Famous greek who wrote Parallel lives
Tacitus
Great Roman moralist historian who was critical of imperial regimes
Visigoths
West goths
Ostrogoth
East goths
Vandals
People who moved across France and Spain
Attila
Hun leader who conquered much of Italy
Romulus Augustus
Last western Roman Emperor
Constantine I
Reunited empire and moved capital to Byzantine (aka Constantinople)
Theodosius
Made Christianity sole state religion
Justinian
Attempted to restore Roman Empire but the empire broke when he died
Leo III
Saved Constantinople from Arab invasion and developed the "Theme System"
Hagia Sophia
"Church of Holy Wisdom", rebuilt by Justinian, had a dome
Hippodrome
Built by Septimius Serverus to provide a place for festivals,executions, and races for public enjoyment
Sacred Imperial Palace
Residence of the Emperor
Vandals
People who moved across France and Spain
Attila
Hun leader who conquered much of Italy
Romulus Augustus
Last western Roman Emperor
Constantine I
Reunited empire and moved capital to Byzantine (aka Constantinople)
Theodosius
Made Christianity sole state religion
Seljuk Turks
Invaders that beat Roman army at the Battle of Manzikart and sacked Constantinople
Colosseum
Held public events like gladiator fights, mock naval battles and wild animal hunts
Gladiator
Slaves, pow's, criminals, or volunteer free men who fought in the Colosseum for freedom/glory
Bestiarri
Wild animal killers
Retiarrii
Fought with net and trident; shortest life span
Hoplomachi
Large heavily armed fighter with big shield
Andabati
Mounted fighter
Murmillo
Heavily armed who wore helmet crowned with fish
Samnite
Carried sword and shield and wore a helmet with visor
Thracian
Carried curved dagger with small round shield