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101 hyperlinked terms or names important for ancient Roman history

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From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1911.

Roman Terms for Beginners | Classical Abbreviations | Classical Abbreviations in Literature | Roman Terms Glossary

The following 101 terms are among the important names and concepts related to ancient Roman history. Many of them should already be familiar to you. If they're not, you should try to figure out not just who/what they are, but also when and how or why they are important in Roman history.
    For instance: Agrippina
    It isn't enough to say Agrippina is Agrippa's daughter, although because Roman fathers generally named their daughters after themselves, that would be true. Agrippina the Elder was also the granddaughter of Augustus and the wife of Germanicus. When Augustus agreed to adopt Tiberius, one condition was that Tiberius would adopt the popular Germanicus. Although Tiberius honored his obligation, Germanicus soon died suspiciously. Because she was causing trouble, Tiberius eventually sent Germanicus' widow into exile. Agrippina's daughter, Agrippina the Younger, was thought to have poisoned her husband, the Emperor Claudius. Upon his death, the son of Agrippina the Younger became the Emperor Nero.

The 101 terms below are linked to related pages on this site. Some of the links will provide definitions or biographical information; others will provide a context for the use of the term. Many of the terms appear on several pages of this site. Please use the search box to locate other related pages. There are a few terms that appear only in passing..

  1. Actium
  2. Aeneas
  3. Agrippa
  4. Agrippina
  5. Alaric
  6. Ammianus Marcellinus
  7. Antony
  8. Arian Controversy
  9. Ascanius
  10. Attila
  11. AUC
  12. Augustine
  13. Augustus
  14. Boudicca
  15. Brutus
  16. Caligula
  17. Camillus
  18. Cato
  19. Catullus
  20. Censor
  21. Cicero
  22. Claudius
  23. Clodius
  24. Cleopatra
  25. Client
  26. Codex
  27. Commodus
  28. Constantine
  29. Consul
  30. Diocletian
  31. Domitian
  32. Domus
  33. Donatists
  34. Elagabulus
  35. Equites
  36. Etruscans
  37. Eusebius
  38. Familia
  39. Flavian
  40. Forum
  41. Gracchi
  42. Hadrian's Wall
  43. Hamilcar
  44. Hannibal
  45. Hanno
  46. Haruspex
  47. Herculaneum
  48. Horace
  49. Ides
  50. Julian
  51. Julius Caesar
  52. Juvenal
  53. Legion
  54. Livy
  55. Lucretia
  56. Maecenas
  57. Manumission
  58. Marcus Aurelius
  59. Marius
  60. Martial
  61. Mithridates
  62. Nero
  63. Nicene Council
  64. Odoacer
  65. Pater Familias
  66. Patricians
  67. Pater Patriae
  68. Pax Romana
  69. Plautus
  70. Plebs
  71. Pliny
  72. Polybius
  73. Pompeii
  74. Pontifex Maximus
  75. Praetorian
  76. Principate
  77. Quintilian
  78. Romulus
  79. Romulus Augustus
  80. Rubicon
  81. Scipio
  82. Sejanus
  83. Seneca
  84. Septimius Severus
  85. Spartacus
  86. Stilicho
  87. Suetonius
  88. Sulla
  89. Tacitus
  90. Tarquinius Superbus
  91. Tetrarchy
  92. Theodosius
  93. Tiber
  94. Tiberius
  95. Toga Praetexta
  96. Triumvirate
  97. Twelve Tables
  98. Varro
  99. Vercingetorix
  100. Vergil
  101. Vestal Virgin

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