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Introduction to Ancient Rome
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
gods, inaugurated, Barbarians, cippi, pomerium, 27, urban, 9th, Iron, sacred, distances, power, million
1st century
the largest city in the Roman Empire
one                people
9th century BC
one part of settlement
one of the largest settlements in the          Age
subdivided into      smaller regions
Palatine Hill
Capitoline Hill
core of           
6th century BC
larger than the        century BC
more complicated
larger wall
main roads flowing into the            area
no more small regions
four regions
1st century BC
had 14 regions
numbered in counter clockwise order
included area on the left bank of the Tiber
3rd century AD
end of Roman Empire
                     were invading
city had to shrink
created a new wall cutting off much of the left side of the city west of the Tiber
in ancient times, being a city meant being blessed by the         
you could have only one section blessed or                        by the gods
the              area of the city was the Palantine Hill
the line that enclosed sacred area was called the                 
the pomerium was enlarged many times
today, we know where at least some ancient pomeriums were by the            that are still present
cippi, n. small, low pillars, square or round, commonly having an inscription, used by the ancients to indicate the                    of places or landmarks

Ideas and Concepts:

Vocabulary learned via tonight's Ancient Rome class:

"The pomerium was a religious boundary around the city of Ancient Rome. In legal terms, Rome existed only within its pomerium, while everything beyond it was simply territory belonging to Rome.

The term is a classical contraction of the Latin phrase "post moerium", which meant "behind the wall". However, the pomerium was not a walled area, but rather a legally and religiously defined one marked by boundary posts called cippi.

It was forbidden to bury the dead inside the pomerium. During his life, Julius Caesar received in advance the right to a tomb inside the pomerium, but his ashes were actually placed in his family tomb.

Provincial magistrates and generals were forbidden from entering the pomerium, and resigned their imperium immediately if they crossed it. Ceremonies of triumph, in which an army would march through the city in celebration of a victory, were an exception to this rule, although a general could only enter the city on the very day of his triumph, and would be required to wait outside the pomerium with his troops until that moment.

Under the Republic, soldiers also lost their status when entering, becoming citizens:thus soldiers at their general's triumph wore civilian dress.

Weapons were prohibited inside the pomerium. Praetorian (imperial) guards were allowed in only in civilian toga dress. Since Julius Caesar's assassination occurred outside this boundary, the senatorial conspirators could not be charged with sacrilege for carrying weapons inside the sacred city."
Introduction to Ancient Rome
Latium from Bronze to Iron Age