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Cicero

A philosopher and gifted orator

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Julius Caesar

The most powerful general

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Pompey

One of Rome's most influential men

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Augustus

Caeser's adopted son

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currency

Money

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Pax Romana

Roman peace

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aqueduct

A raised channel used to carry water from mountains into cities

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Romance languages

Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian

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civil law

A legal system based on a written code of laws

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Christianity

A religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth

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Jesus of Nazareth

One of the most influential figures in all of world history

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Bible

The holy book of the religion of Christianity

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crucifixion

A type of execution in which a person was nailed to a cross

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Resurrection

Jesus's rise from the dead

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disciples

12 men Jesus chose to receive special training

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Paul

He traveled throughout the Roman world spreading Christian teachings

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Constantine

A Christian emperor

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Diocletian

An emperor who thought the empire was too big for one person to rule so he split the empire up

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Attila

A fearsome leader of the Huns

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corruption

The decay of people's values

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Justinian

An emperor who wanted to reunite the old Roman empire

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Theodora

Wife of Justinian

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Byzantine Empire

The society that developed in the Eastern Roman Empire