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Rotten Romans - Spring 2 2019

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Rotten Romans Vocabulary

 

import

to buy products or raw materials them from another country for use in your own country

fertile

Land or soil that is fertile is able to support the growth of a large number of strong, healthy plants.

captured

Catch someone or something especially in war

civilised

to make a country or person less savage, uneducated or rude

galley

a ship with sails and a lot of oars, which was often rowed by slaves or prisoners.

ambitious

strong desire to be successful, rich, or powerful or a big plan

Gaul

France in Roman times

ruthless

very harsh or cruel, and will do anything that is necessary to achieve what they want

conquered

they take complete control of their land

attempts

make an effort to do something difficult

delighted

extremely pleased and excited about something

announced

to tell people about something publicly or officially

amphitheatre

A large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upwards.

aqueduct

long bridge with many arches, which carries a water supply or a canal over a valley

barbarian

people from other countries who were thought to be uncivilized and violent

assembly

large group of people who meet regularly to make decisions or laws for a particular region or country

chariot

fast-moving vehicles with two wheels that were pulledby horses

citizen

Someone is lwho legally accepted as belonging to a country

cohort

one of the ten units of between 300 and 600 men in an ancient Roman Legion

empire

number of individual nations that are all controlled by the government or ruler of one particular country

fort

A fort is a strong building or a place with a wall or fence around it where soldiers can stay and be safe from the enemy

gladiator

a man who had to fight against other men or wild animals in order to entertain an audience

governor

A person who is in charge of the political administration of a region or state

hypocaust

an ancient Roman heating system in which hot air circulated under the floor and between double walls

legion

a large group of soldiers who form one section of an army

mosaic

A design which consists of small pieces of coloured glass, pottery, or stone set in concrete or plaster

pension

regular sum of money from the state or from a former employer because they have retired or because they are widowed or have a disability

republic

a country where power is held by the people or the representatives that they elect

senator

a member of a political Senate

sewers

a large underground channel that carries waste matter and rain water away

slingshot

a catapult

stylus

a tool used in ancient times for writing on wax tablets, which was pointed at one end and blunt at the other for erasing mistakes

taxes

an amount of money that you have to pay to the government so that it can pay for public services

villa

a fairly large house in Italy or Mediterranean countries

warrior

a fighter or soldier, especially one in former times who was very brave and experienced in fighting

wreath

a band of flowers or foliage intertwined into a ring, worn on the head as a garland or a mark of honour

occupied

under the control of an occupying military force

 

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