aqueduct: an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.
barbarian: a member of a community or tribe not belonging to one of the great civilizations (Greek, Roman, Christian)
basilica: a large oblong hall or building with double colonnades and a semicircular apse, used in ancient Rome as a court of law or for public assemblies.
blasphemy: the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
Carthage: an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 697
chariot: a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient warfare and racing
Christianity: the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.
Circus Maximus: The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. Situated in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire
Coliseum: a large theater or stadium.
Constantinople: Istanbul: the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
crucifixion: the execution of a person by nailing or binding them to a cross.
dictator: the execution of a person by nailing or binding them to a cross.
domes: a rounded vault forming the roof of a building or structure, typically with a circular base.
forum: a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
Gaul: a native or inhabitant of ancient France.
Germanic: of, relating to, or denoting the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes English, German, Dutch, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic.
gladiator: a man trained to fight with weapons against other men or wild animals in an arena.
Hannibal: general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
Julius Caesar: Caesar: conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
mosaic: a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.
pantheon: all the gods of a people or religion collectively.
paterfamilias: the male head of a family or household.
patricians: an aristocrat or nobleman.
Peloponnese War: a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC
plebeians: (in ancient Rome) a commoner.
prefect: a chief officer, magistrate, or regional governor in certain countries.
Punic Wars: The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place.
representative democracy: Representative democracy is a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
republic: a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
Rhine River: Rhine: a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
Roman forum: The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the centre of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum.
senate: any of various legislative or governing bodies, in particular.
silk road: an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
Tiber River: The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy, rising in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 kilometres through Umbria and Lazio to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It drains a basin estimated at 17,375 square kilometres
tribune: an official in ancient Rome chosen by the plebeians to protect their interests.
veto: a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
villa: a large and luxurious country residence.
"Veni, Vidi, Vici": a latin phrase meaning, I came, I saw, I conqured.
Roman Emperor Prezi
Each of you will be creating a presentation on a Roman Emperor, that will be assigned to you in class. For this assignment we will be using Prezi. Your Prezi will have at least 6 different frames, each frame must have at least 2 pictures. Each slide will be worth 20 points (10-pictures, 10-information) for a total of 120 points.
Frame 1 - Title Frame
Should include name of emperor, your name and a picture
When and where born
Year he became emperor
Three accomplishments, or interesting facts
Why he was important
When and how died
The following sites will be helpful as you begin creating your presentation. Remember be creative, follow all instructions, and have fun!
Ancient Roman Emperors
List of Roman Emperors