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What did a roman soldier wear

Helmet
Body armour
Belt showing position in army
Woollen tunic
Marching sandals with metal grips

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What did a roman soldier used to protect itself

A javelin
A short sword
A dagger
A shield with legions design

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What is an empire

Where one country controls several lands

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What is a senate

The name given to the roman government

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Who were the patricians

Rich roman

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Who were the plebeian s

Poor roman

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What was a legion

A group of soldiers within the army

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What was an auxilia

A back up army

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Where did the patricians live

Villas

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What was a atrium

A hall open to the sky with pools fountains and flowers

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What are mosaics

Pictures and designs made from tiny pieces of glass or tile

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What was a villa

A large country house where patricians lived

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Where did plebeians live

Insulaes

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What was an Insulaes

Blocks of wooden flats

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What is oratory

Public speaking

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What did the roman boys learn in school

Reading
writing
arithmetics
Latin
Oratory

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What was the dole

The bread that the plebeians got from the government

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What did the roman men wear

A toga with a tunic underneath

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What was a toga

Like a sheet draped in graceful folds around the body

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What did the women wear after they got married

Stola

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What was a stola

Long woollen tuni

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What else did the roman women like to wear

Make-up and jewellery. They liked to dye their hair red with Berries

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What did they do with there dead

They were cremated and put on catacombs

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What were catacombs

Underground graveyard

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What was their religion

They believed in many different gods

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Name some gods

Mars god of war
Neptune god of the sea
Jupiter god of all gods
Lares household gods

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What was a pantheon

A temple to all the gods

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Give two sources that give us evidence about the ancient Roman Empire

Pompeii and the collesium