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aqueduct

a channel or pipe-like structure for moving water

2

concrete

a building material made by mixing sand, gravel, and limestone

3

relief

a type of sculpture in which figures stand out against a background

4

What was the language of the Romans?

Latin

5

What was Virgil's epic poem?

The Aeneid

6

Who wrote The History of Rome?

Livy

7

____ was Rome's greatest orator, as well as a prose writer.

Cicero

8

Which Roman writer had the most influence on European art?

Ovid

9

What was striking about the busts made by Roman artists?

troubling aspect of the details

10

Roman relief sculptures portray ____.

battle scenes from important military victories