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Ancient Rome Vocabulary

maneuver

A movement or series of movements to accomplish a task or a large scale tactical exercise carried out as a simulation
affront To offend the values or modesty of someone
flax A blue flowered plant that can be cultivated for its seeds (linseed) or for use in textile fibers
strategist Someone who is skilled in planning actions, especially military actions for war
gladiator A man trained to fight against other men of wild animals in an arena as a spectator sport, this was a practice in ancient Rome
barbarian A member of a community other than one of the great civilizations, the great civilizations were Greek, Roman, or Christian
tyranny Cruel and oppressive government rule
apse A large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof, usually containing the altar
cult A relatively small group of people that have religious beliefs or practices that are regarded as strange or dark
undermine To erode the foundation or base of something or to dig beneath an object
anarchy A state of disorder due to lack of government or authority
hierarchy A system of organization in which people or groups are ranked with one being above the other according to station, status, or authority
coliseum A large, often outdoor theater which was used for public events such as plays, sports, or speeches
chariot An open cart with two wheels, pulled by a horse, with someone standing in the cart

 

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