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Athens

City in Greece that symbolized the achievements of Ancient Greece.

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Augustus Caesar

First Roman Emperor; reformer, patron of arts and literature; heir and successor to Julius Caesar.

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Babylon

Most famous city from Ancient Mesopotamia; was the capital of both the Old Babylonian and Neo-Babylonian Empires.

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Bronze Age

A period following the Stone Age and preceding the Iron Age. Bronze weapons and implements were made and used.

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Byzantine Empire

Also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, after the Roman Empire was split in half.

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Julius Caesar

A Roman general who helped to end the Roman Republic when he seized power and declared himself "dictator for life." He was later murdered

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Carthage

Ancient city-state in North Africa; founded by the Phoenicians; destroyed in the Punic Wars by the Romans.

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Cleopatra

An Egyptian Queen who was an ally of Julius Caesar during his reign.

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Confucius

A Chinese philosopher and teacher, and the founder of Confucianism. He believed the relationship between parent and child was most superior.

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Constantine

A Roman emperor who made Christianity the established religion of the Roman Empire after he believed God had protected him in battle.

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Fall of Rome

Political problems, civil war, and economic strife, and foreign invasion all combined to lead the collapse of the Roman Empire.

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Great Wall of China

A long wall running east and west along Qin's northern border. The purpose of the wall was to defend the empire from nomads.

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Hammurabi

King of the of the Old Babylonians. He was an excellent military leader who created a set of harsh laws known as "Hammurabi's Code" for all to follow.

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Hellenistic Age

Hellenistic means "Greek-like". After Alexander the Great took over parts of the world, he merged their cultures with that of Greeks.

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Herodotus

Called the " Father of History" because he believed it was important to start writing down events happening in the world.

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Hieroglyphics

A symbol that stands for a word, idea, or a sound.

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Hinduism

The dominant religion of India for the last 2,000 years. Hindus believe that everyone is born with a soul that will one day reunite with the universe.

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Iron Age

Follows the Bronze Age when the use and implementation of weapons made of iron was prevalent across the world.

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Latin

A language spoken in Ancient Rome

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Alexander the Great

King of Macedonia and considered the greatest military leaders in history. Conquered Egypt, India, Greece, and Persia at a young age.