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maneuver
a planned military movement, as of troops, ships, or tanks.
affront
an openly insulting deed or remark.
flax
any of several related plants with slender stems, bearing tiny blue flowers and seeds from which linseed oil is pressed.
strategist
an expert in designing strategy, or a maker of strategies.
gladiator
a man in ancient Rome who fought, often to the death and usu. under compulsion, for the amusement of an audience.
barbarian
a person in a culture believed by those in another culture to be savage, primitive, or uncivilized.
tyranny
a government in which a single person rules absolutely and esp. despotically.
apse
a projection at the end of a church or other building, usu. having a domed or arched roof.
cult
the rituals and observances of a particular religion, esp. those pertaining to a single deity.
undermine
to weaken the foundations of as though by excavating.
anarchy
political and social disorder resulting from a lack or absence of governmental authority.
hierarchy
a body of persons or entities graded according to rank or level of authority.
coliseum
a large building or amphitheater used for entertainment events, sports, or the like.
chariot
in ancient times, a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle driven from a standing position.
Aeneas
the Trojan hero of Virgil's epic poem Aeneid; he survives the fall of Troy, wanders the world for seven years, and eventually becomes the--legendary--founder of Rome.
Amphitheatre
a structure competely enclosed on all sides, intended for gladiatorial battles and other forms of entertainment
Apollo
in Roman religion, the god of art, music, and the sun
Augurs
in early Roman religion, interpreters of signs from the gods
Capitoline Triad
in Roman religion, the three most important gods (Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)
Castra
a military camp
Cataphractii
units of heavily armored cavalry in the Roman military
Centurion
a general term describing the commander of a century; there were many different ranks of centurions in the Roman military
Century
the battlefield unit in the Roman military, consisting of about 100 men; part of a cohort; commanded by a centurion
Ceres
in Roman religion, the goddess of the harvest; adopted from the Greek goddess Demeter
Cilent
a member of the pleibeian class who was under the protection of a patron, who was usually a member of the patrician social class
Cohort
a division in the Roman military, consisting of about 600 men; part of a legion; divided into centuries
Comitatensis
the mobile army in the Roman military; opposites of the limitanei
Comitia Centuriata
in Roman government, the body that approved most of the King's decisions; mostly comprised of patricians
Comitia Tributa
in Roman government, the governing body made up of representatives from each of the curiae; passed resolutions
Consistory
the council of five magistrates that advised the emperors and helped them govern the empire
Curiae
groups or tribes loosely related by family bonds; made up the Comitia Tributa
Diana
in Roman religion, the goddess of the hunt; adopted from the Greek goddess Artemis