Ancient Rome lesson 3

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Ancient Rome lesson 3
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  1. A period of peace for the Roman Empire that began with the rule of Augustus in about 27 BC and lasted around 200 years
    Pax Romana
  2. An armed conflict between groups within one country.
    civil war
  3. A ruler who has absolute power.
    dictator
  4. A high, arched structure built to carry water over long distances.
    aqueduct
  5. A periodic count of all the people living in a country, city, or other region.
    census
  6. A Roman athlete, usually a slave, criminal, or prisoner of war, who was forced to fight for the entertainment of the public.
    gladiator
  7. Roman general who became the republic's dictator in 45 BC.
    Julius Caesar
  8. Ruler of the Egyptian government in Alexandria who backed Caesar in the civil war he waged for 49-45 BC.
    Cleopatra
  9. First Roman emperor; won the civil war following Julius Caesar's assassination and went on to unify the empier and establish the Pax Romana.
    Augustus
  10. An ancient region and Roman province that included most of present-day France.
    Gaul
  11. A large stadium in ancient Rome where athletic events took place.
    Colosseum
  12. A large, domed temple built in ancient Rome to honor many gods and goddesses.
    Pantheon
  13. An ancient city in southwestern Italy that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.
    Pompeii

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