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cicero

a philosopher and gifted orator or public speaker.

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Julius Caesar

The most powerful of these generals were

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pompey

Together the three ruled Rome

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Pax Romana

or Roman peace

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aqueduct

is a raised channel used to carry water from mountains into cities

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romance language

They include Italian French Spanish Portuguese and Romanian

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civil law

is a legal system based on a written code of laws

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Christianity

this religion was based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth

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Messiah

which means god's anointed one

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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 as the

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Apostles

were 12 disciples whom Jesus chose to receive special training

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paul of Tarsus

throughout the Roman world spreading Christian teachings

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Constantine

became a Christian

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Diocletian

became emperor in the late 200s

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attila

raided Roman territory in the east

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corruption

the decay of people's values

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Justinian

an emperor who ruled from 527 to 565 reuniting the old Roman Empire was a passion

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Theodore

convinced him to stay and fight

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Byzantine Empire

Historians call the society that developed in the Eastern Roman Empire the