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PATRICIAN

A rich Roman citizen.

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PLEBEIAN

A poor Roman citizen.

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SENATE

The Roman government.

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REPUBLIC

The Romans could choose their own government.

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FORUM

Where the main market was held.

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LEGION

Parts into which the Roman army was divided.

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AUXILIA

The backup army.

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APPIAN WAY

The path into Rome.

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VIA SACRA

The holy road that goes through the Forum.

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INSULAE

The plebeian's apartment blocks.

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MOSAIC

Pictures made from small pieces of glass or tiles.

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ATRIUM

A courtyard in a villa.

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ORATORY

Public speaking. What boys learnt in school.

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DOLE

Food that the government gave to the plebeians.

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TUNIC

Men's clothing.

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STOLA

Women's clothing.

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PANTHEON

A temple to all the Roman gods.

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LARES

Lares were household ghosts.

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CATACOMBS

Where the dead were buried.

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AMPHITHEATRE

A place where Romans went to see plays and the gladiators. Eg: The Colosseum.

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TEPIDARIUM

The warm room in the Roman baths.

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CALDARIUM

The very hot room in the Roman baths.

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FRIGIDARIUM

The cold room (cool pool) in the Roman baths.

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STRIGIL

The instrument used to scrape off oil and dirt at the Roman baths.

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COLOSSEUM

A very famous amphitheatre in Rome.

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CIRCUS MAXIMUS

A famous racetrack for chariot racing in Rome.