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consul
one of two chief officials who held office in the ancient roman Republic
dictator
a ruler with absolute authority
patrician
a descendant of rome's earliest settlers
plebeian
a farmer, worker, merchant, or craftworker whose family came to ancient Rome later than the familes of patricians
province
a self-governing region
republic
a form of government in which the citizens elect representatives to make all government decisions
senate
a council of representatives
tribune
a plebeian offician who could attend meetings of the senate in ancient Rome
veto
to stop passage of a law; from a Latin work meaning "I forbid"
acid rain
rain mixed with gases from burning fossil fuels, such as coal and oil.
aqueduct
a system of bridges and canals that carries water from place to place
basilica
a hugh marble government building in ancient Rome
census
a count of a country's people.
forum
a public square in ancient Rome
gladiator
in ancient Rome, a slave or prisoner forced to fight, often to death
legion
a unit of soldiers in the ancient Roman army
policy
a plan
apostle
a person sent on a mission
Christianity
the religion based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ
crucifixion
a type of execution in which a person is nailed to a cross and left to die
disciple
follower of a religion
Gospels
the first four books of the New Testament which describes Jesus Crist's life and actions
martyr
a person who willingly suffers or dies for his or her beliefs
messiah
a wise leader who would establish the kingdom of God on Earth, according to Judaism
New Testament
the second part of the Christian Bible. It tells about the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and his followers
Old Testament
The Christian Bible's first part, which contains the same books as the Jewish Bible
parable
a story that teaches a religious idea.
persecute
to punish people for their religious beliefs