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Cicero

One such person Cicero, a philospher and gifted orator, or public speaker.

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Julius Caesar

The two most powerful of these generals was Julius Caesar, he was a great general

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Pompey

Caeser made a alliance with two of Romes most powerful men Pompey and Crassus

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Augustus

The other was Caesar's adopted son Octavian later called Augustus

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currency

Romans used currency or money

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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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Roman languages

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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Jesus of Narzareth

religions were based on the life and teachings of Narzareth.

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bible

The christian bible is made up of two parts

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crucifixion

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

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Resurrection

Jesus's rise from the dead as the Resurrection

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disciples

or followers, claimed to see him again

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Paul

Probably the most important figure in the spread of Christianity after Jesus's death was named Paul of Tarsus

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Constantine

In the early 300's, the emperor Constantine became a christian

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Diocletian

he became emperor in the late 200's

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Attila

Meanwhile, the Huns, under a fearsome leader named 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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Theodora

Justinian's smart and powerful wife Theodora convinced him to stay and fight

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Byzantine Empire

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