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Who were the brothers who fought to bring reforms to the early Republic?

The Gracchus brothers

What is the name of the legal system that has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today?

Justinian Code

Who was a gladiator who led a slave rebellion in ancient Rome?

Spartacus

Who settled Rome according to legend?

Remus and Romulus

What is the name of the marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around?

The Forum

Who began the construction of the Colosseum?

Emperor Vespasian

Who was blamed for a fire that burned down most of Rome and led to the outlawing of Christianity?

Nero

What type of artworks depicted Jesus, Mary, and the saints?

Icons

What was the name of the Church court that dealt with people accused of heresy?

Inquisition

Who led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade?

Saladin

What was the name of the social and political order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services?

Feudalism

Who was crowned by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor?

Charlemagne

What was the name of the dispute that divided the Church and led to three leaders claiming to be the rightful pope?

The Great Schism

What was the name of the manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings created by the monks?

Illuminations

What was the name of the system or spirit of customs followed by Knights?

Chivalry

Who became the king of the Russians and was called czar, meaning 'emperor'?

Ivan III

What was the name of the plague that spread from Asia to Europe in the Middle Ages?

The Black Death

What was the name of the struggle in which the Christians drove out the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula?

The Reconquista

What event led to more Germanic tribes attacking Rome?

The Battle of Adrianople

Who decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death?

Theodosius

What was the name of the legendary poem that depicts the founding of Rome?

The Aeneid

What was the name of the Roman emperor whose wife took charge of political affairs in Rome?

Septimius

What was the name of the code of laws created in ancient Rome?

The Twelve Tables

What was the former name of the capital city of the Byzantine Empire?

Byzantium

What event occurred after the Battle of Adrianople?

More Germanic tribes attacked Rome

What was the outcome of the Punic Wars?

Rome emerged victorious and Carthage was destroyed

What was the significance of the Twelve Tables?

It was a code of laws created in ancient Rome

What was the Byzantine Empire also known as?

The Eastern Roman Empire

Who did the Roman Plebians go on strike to protest for?

Equal rights

What was the outcome of the battle of Actium?

Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra

Which Roman Emperor blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome?

Nero

What were the men in the new religious orders of the Franciscans and Dominicans called?

Friars

What was the name of the dispute that deeply divided the Church and led to three leaders claiming to be the rightful pope?

The Great Schism

Who became king of the Russians and was called czar, meaning 'emperor'?

Ivan III

What was the name of the plague that spread from Asia to Europe in the Middle Ages?

The Black Death

What is the term for the languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German?

Vernacular

What was the outcome of the Battle of Adrianople?

Rome was attacked by more Germanic tribes

Who was the Roman Emperor whose wife Julia Domna took charge of political affairs in Rome?

Septimius

What was the name of the code of laws created in ancient Rome?

Twelve Tables

What was the former name of the capital city of the Byzantine Empire?

Byzantium

Who wrote the legend that depicts the founding of Rome?

Virgil

What happened after the Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic?

The Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights

Who was blamed for a fire that burned down most of Rome?

Nero

What type of artworks depicted Jesus, Mary, and the saints?

Icons

What was the name of the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy?

Inquisition

Who became king of the Franks and accepted Catholic Christianity?

Clovis

What was the name of the struggle in which the Christians drove out the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula?

Reconquista

What is the term for the languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German?

Vernacular

Who was crowned by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor?

Charlemagne

What were the men in the new religious orders of the Franciscans and Dominicans called?

Friars

What was the name of the plague that spread from Asia to Europe in the Middle Ages?

The Black Death

What was the name of the struggle in which the Christians drove out the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula?

The Reconquista

Who became king of the Franks and accepted Catholic Christianity?

Clovis

What was the outcome of the Punic Wars?

Rome defeated Carthage and became the dominant power

What were the manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by the monks called?

Illuminations

What was the significance of the Twelve Tables?

They provided a code of laws for the Roman Republic

What was the outcome of the Battle of Adrianople?

The Visigoths defeated the Romans, leading to further Germanic attacks

What was the Byzantine Empire also known as?

The Eastern Roman Empire

Who wrote the legend that depicts the founding of Rome?

Virgil

What happened after the Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic?

The Gracchus brothers were assassinated

Study Notes

Ancient Rome

  • The Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic.
  • Vandalism refers to the intentional destruction of property.
  • Theodosius decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death.
  • After the Battle of Adrianople, more Germanic tribes attacked Rome.
  • The Justinian Code has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today.

Roman Empire and Architecture

  • The Battle of Actium was where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • A Forum is a marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around.
  • Emperor Vespasian began the construction of the Colosseum.

Roman History and Legends

  • The Aeneid, written by Virgil, depicts the founding of Rome.
  • Remus and Romulus are the legendary founders of Rome.
  • Spartacus was the gladiator who led a slave rebellion.

Roman Laws and Politics

  • Rome's first code of laws was called the Twelve Tables.
  • In 494 B.C., Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights.

Roman Empire Decline and Fall

  • The Huns warred with the Visigoths, another invading tribe.
  • Carthage and Rome fought in the Punic Wars.
  • The Byzantine Empire reached the height of its power in the 500s.
  • Constantinople was formally called Byzantium.

Christianity and Middle Ages

  • Nero blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome and outlawed Christianity.
  • Icons are paintings of Jesus, Mary, and saints, or Christian holy people.
  • Friars were men in new religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans, who preached, served as missionaries, and aided the poor.

Church Disputes and Crusades

  • The Great Schism deeply divided the Church, with three church leaders claiming to be the rightful pope.
  • Ivan III became king of the Russians and was called czar, which means "emperor."
  • The Inquisition was the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy.

Feudalism and Kingdoms

  • Feudalism was the political and social order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services.
  • Charlemagne was crowned king by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor.
  • William, the Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold Godwinson and his foot soldiers at the Battle of Hastings.

Crusades and Plague

  • Saladin, a brilliant general, led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade.
  • Illuminations were manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by monks.
  • The Black Death was a plague that spread from Asia to Europe and was probably bubonic plague.

Language and Culture

  • Vernacular refers to languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
  • The Reconquista was the struggle in which Christians drove out the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jews were often forced to live in separate neighborhoods called ghettos.

Medieval Europe

  • Clovis, king of the Franks, became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholic Christianity.
  • Fjords are narrow inlets to the sea, found in Scandinavia.
  • Knights followed Chivalry, a system, spirit, or customs of a certain group.

Ancient Rome

  • The Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic.
  • Vandalism refers to the intentional destruction of property.
  • Theodosius decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death.
  • After the Battle of Adrianople, more Germanic tribes attacked Rome.
  • The Justinian Code has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today.

Roman Empire and Architecture

  • The Battle of Actium was where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • A Forum is a marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around.
  • Emperor Vespasian began the construction of the Colosseum.

Roman History and Legends

  • The Aeneid, written by Virgil, depicts the founding of Rome.
  • Remus and Romulus are the legendary founders of Rome.
  • Spartacus was the gladiator who led a slave rebellion.

Roman Laws and Politics

  • Rome's first code of laws was called the Twelve Tables.
  • In 494 B.C., Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights.

Roman Empire Decline and Fall

  • The Huns warred with the Visigoths, another invading tribe.
  • Carthage and Rome fought in the Punic Wars.
  • The Byzantine Empire reached the height of its power in the 500s.
  • Constantinople was formally called Byzantium.

Christianity and Middle Ages

  • Nero blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome and outlawed Christianity.
  • Icons are paintings of Jesus, Mary, and saints, or Christian holy people.
  • Friars were men in new religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans, who preached, served as missionaries, and aided the poor.

Church Disputes and Crusades

  • The Great Schism deeply divided the Church, with three church leaders claiming to be the rightful pope.
  • Ivan III became king of the Russians and was called czar, which means "emperor."
  • The Inquisition was the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy.

Feudalism and Kingdoms

  • Feudalism was the political and social order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services.
  • Charlemagne was crowned king by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor.
  • William, the Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold Godwinson and his foot soldiers at the Battle of Hastings.

Crusades and Plague

  • Saladin, a brilliant general, led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade.
  • Illuminations were manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by monks.
  • The Black Death was a plague that spread from Asia to Europe and was probably bubonic plague.

Language and Culture

  • Vernacular refers to languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
  • The Reconquista was the struggle in which Christians drove out the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jews were often forced to live in separate neighborhoods called ghettos.

Medieval Europe

  • Clovis, king of the Franks, became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholic Christianity.
  • Fjords are narrow inlets to the sea, found in Scandinavia.
  • Knights followed Chivalry, a system, spirit, or customs of a certain group.

Ancient Rome

  • The Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic.
  • Vandalism refers to the intentional destruction of property.
  • Theodosius decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death.
  • After the Battle of Adrianople, more Germanic tribes attacked Rome.
  • The Justinian Code has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today.

Roman Empire and Architecture

  • The Battle of Actium was where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • A Forum is a marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around.
  • Emperor Vespasian began the construction of the Colosseum.

Roman History and Legends

  • The Aeneid, written by Virgil, depicts the founding of Rome.
  • Remus and Romulus are the legendary founders of Rome.
  • Spartacus was the gladiator who led a slave rebellion.

Roman Laws and Politics

  • Rome's first code of laws was called the Twelve Tables.
  • In 494 B.C., Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights.

Roman Empire Decline and Fall

  • The Huns warred with the Visigoths, another invading tribe.
  • Carthage and Rome fought in the Punic Wars.
  • The Byzantine Empire reached the height of its power in the 500s.
  • Constantinople was formally called Byzantium.

Christianity and Middle Ages

  • Nero blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome and outlawed Christianity.
  • Icons are paintings of Jesus, Mary, and saints, or Christian holy people.
  • Friars were men in new religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans, who preached, served as missionaries, and aided the poor.

Church Disputes and Crusades

  • The Great Schism deeply divided the Church, with three church leaders claiming to be the rightful pope.
  • Ivan III became king of the Russians and was called czar, which means "emperor."
  • The Inquisition was the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy.

Feudalism and Kingdoms

  • Feudalism was the political and social order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services.
  • Charlemagne was crowned king by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor.
  • William, the Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold Godwinson and his foot soldiers at the Battle of Hastings.

Crusades and Plague

  • Saladin, a brilliant general, led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade.
  • Illuminations were manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by monks.
  • The Black Death was a plague that spread from Asia to Europe and was probably bubonic plague.

Language and Culture

  • Vernacular refers to languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
  • The Reconquista was the struggle in which Christians drove out the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jews were often forced to live in separate neighborhoods called ghettos.

Medieval Europe

  • Clovis, king of the Franks, became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholic Christianity.
  • Fjords are narrow inlets to the sea, found in Scandinavia.
  • Knights followed Chivalry, a system, spirit, or customs of a certain group.

Ancient Rome

  • The Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic.
  • Vandalism refers to the intentional destruction of property.
  • Theodosius decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death.
  • After the Battle of Adrianople, more Germanic tribes attacked Rome.
  • The Justinian Code has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today.

Roman Empire and Architecture

  • The Battle of Actium was where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • A Forum is a marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around.
  • Emperor Vespasian began the construction of the Colosseum.

Roman History and Legends

  • The Aeneid, written by Virgil, depicts the founding of Rome.
  • Remus and Romulus are the legendary founders of Rome.
  • Spartacus was the gladiator who led a slave rebellion.

Roman Laws and Politics

  • Rome's first code of laws was called the Twelve Tables.
  • In 494 B.C., Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights.

Roman Empire Decline and Fall

  • The Huns warred with the Visigoths, another invading tribe.
  • Carthage and Rome fought in the Punic Wars.
  • The Byzantine Empire reached the height of its power in the 500s.
  • Constantinople was formally called Byzantium.

Christianity and Middle Ages

  • Nero blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome and outlawed Christianity.
  • Icons are paintings of Jesus, Mary, and saints, or Christian holy people.
  • Friars were men in new religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans, who preached, served as missionaries, and aided the poor.

Church Disputes and Crusades

  • The Great Schism deeply divided the Church, with three church leaders claiming to be the rightful pope.
  • Ivan III became king of the Russians and was called czar, which means "emperor."
  • The Inquisition was the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy.

Feudalism and Kingdoms

  • Feudalism was the political and social order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services.
  • Charlemagne was crowned king by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor.
  • William, the Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold Godwinson and his foot soldiers at the Battle of Hastings.

Crusades and Plague

  • Saladin, a brilliant general, led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade.
  • Illuminations were manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by monks.
  • The Black Death was a plague that spread from Asia to Europe and was probably bubonic plague.

Language and Culture

  • Vernacular refers to languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
  • The Reconquista was the struggle in which Christians drove out the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jews were often forced to live in separate neighborhoods called ghettos.

Medieval Europe

  • Clovis, king of the Franks, became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholic Christianity.
  • Fjords are narrow inlets to the sea, found in Scandinavia.
  • Knights followed Chivalry, a system, spirit, or customs of a certain group.

Ancient Rome

  • The Gracchus brothers fought to bring reforms to the early Republic.
  • Vandalism refers to the intentional destruction of property.
  • Theodosius decided to divide the Roman Empire upon his death.
  • After the Battle of Adrianople, more Germanic tribes attacked Rome.
  • The Justinian Code has been the basis of many countries' legal systems today.

Roman Empire and Architecture

  • The Battle of Actium was where Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra.
  • A Forum is a marketplace and public square that many Roman cities are built around.
  • Emperor Vespasian began the construction of the Colosseum.

Roman History and Legends

  • The Aeneid, written by Virgil, depicts the founding of Rome.
  • Remus and Romulus are the legendary founders of Rome.
  • Spartacus was the gladiator who led a slave rebellion.

Roman Laws and Politics

  • Rome's first code of laws was called the Twelve Tables.
  • In 494 B.C., Roman Plebians went on strike to protest for equal rights.

Roman Empire Decline and Fall

  • The Huns warred with the Visigoths, another invading tribe.
  • Carthage and Rome fought in the Punic Wars.
  • The Byzantine Empire reached the height of its power in the 500s.
  • Constantinople was formally called Byzantium.

Christianity and Middle Ages

  • Nero blamed Christians for a fire that burned down most of Rome and outlawed Christianity.
  • Icons are paintings of Jesus, Mary, and saints, or Christian holy people.
  • Friars were men in new religious orders, such as the Franciscans and Dominicans, who preached, served as missionaries, and aided the poor.

Church Disputes and Crusades

  • The Great Schism deeply divided the Church, with three church leaders claiming to be the rightful pope.
  • Ivan III became king of the Russians and was called czar, which means "emperor."
  • The Inquisition was the Church court that questioned and dealt with people accused of heresy.

Feudalism and Kingdoms

  • Feudalism was the political and social order in which nobles governed and protected people in return for services.
  • Charlemagne was crowned king by the pope on Christmas day and declared the new Roman emperor.
  • William, the Duke of Normandy, defeated Harold Godwinson and his foot soldiers at the Battle of Hastings.

Crusades and Plague

  • Saladin, a brilliant general, led the Muslims in recapturing Jerusalem, triggering the Third Crusade.
  • Illuminations were manuscripts decorated with beautiful lettering and miniature religious paintings, created by monks.
  • The Black Death was a plague that spread from Asia to Europe and was probably bubonic plague.

Language and Culture

  • Vernacular refers to languages used in everyday life, including early versions of English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German.
  • The Reconquista was the struggle in which Christians drove out the Muslims of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jews were often forced to live in separate neighborhoods called ghettos.

Medieval Europe

  • Clovis, king of the Franks, became the first Germanic ruler to accept Catholic Christianity.
  • Fjords are narrow inlets to the sea, found in Scandinavia.
  • Knights followed Chivalry, a system, spirit, or customs of a certain group.

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