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abusive

treating unfairly or unkindly, either in action or word

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abusive

treating unfairly or unkindly, either in action or word

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Pontifex Maximus

the chief priest of Rome

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rhetoric

the study of the proper use of language in speaking or writing

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Which aspect of early Roman religion helped to establish family households as the basic unit of Roman society?

the worship of ancestors

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In Rome, women ____.

could be educated, could divorce, could own property

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The ____ Wars helped to improve the lives of slaves.

Servile

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The Roman philosopher ____ proclaimed that it was foolish to worship the gods.

Lucretius

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The chief priest of Rome was called the ____.

Pontifex Maximus

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Most children were educated ____.

at home by their fathers

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Marriages were arranged ____.

as alliances between families

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Rhetoric is ____.

the study of the proper use of language in writing and speaking

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Cicero

Romes greatest orator, politician, philosopher, and prose whiter.

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Livy

One of rome's greatest writers: wrote the history of rome

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lucretius

proclaimed that it was foolish and harmful to worship the gods

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Ovid

retells the greek and roman legends and myths about the history of the world in metamorphoses

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Virgil

Rome's greatest poet. His epic poem, the Aeneid, was commissioned by augustus glory to rome.

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pater familias

Latin for “father of the family.”

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Pontifex Maximus

the chief priest of Rome

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rhetoric

the study of the proper use of language in speaking or writing

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Cicero

Rome's greatest orator, politician, philosopher, and prose writer

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Livy

Rome's greatest writer: wrote the history of rome.

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Lucretius

proclaimed that it was foolish and harmful to worship gods

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Ovid

Retells Greek and Roman legend and myths about the history of the would in metamorphosis.

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Vigral

Rome's greatest poet, his epic poem, the Aeneid, was commissioned by Augustus to glory rome.

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what did latins worship before the Etruscans ruled Rome

Sports or to be more specific ancestors, this formed strict loyalties to families.

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What shift did the Etruscans bring

Etruscan influence brought about a shift. Instead of worshipping spirits, the Romans began to worship the gods of Etruscan mythology.

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who was the ruler of every roman household

paterfamilias or ''father of the family''

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Marriage

An alliance treaty between two households. Arranged by the paterfamilias of the households

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ages for marriage

The earliest age that a girl could be married was 12 years old. Girls were usually married around 14 years old. Boys were married much later, especially those of the wealthier classes.