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Final exam preparation focuses on significant “ID” terms.

Early Rome

  • Phoenicians
  • rex (“king”)
  • senate
  • comitia centuriata
  • The “7 Kings” (in Livy Book I)
  • Romulus & Remus
  • Latins, Latium
  • Rape of the Sabine Women
  • gens (pl. gentes)
  • Aeneas
  • Ascanius/Iulus
  • pater familias
  • Jupiter Optimus Maximus
  • L. Junius Brutus

Social Conflict and the Constitution

  • patricians/ plebeians
  • imperium
  • auspices
  • tribune of the plebs
  • dictator
  • Plebeian Tribal Council (concilium plebis)
  • decemvirs
  • Lex Licinia Sextia (367 B.C.)
  • Lex Hortensia (287 B.C.)
  • pontifex maximus
  • consul
  • praetor
  • quaestor
  • censor
  • aedile

Roman Imperialism and its Consequences

  • Veii
  • Latin League, Latin Allies
  • Gauls
  • Battle at the Allia River
  • Tarentum
  • Samnites
  • The Samnite Wars
  • King Pyrrhus of Epirus
  • Saguntum
  • Hannibal
  • The First Punic War
  • The Second Punic War
  • Mamertini
  • King Hiero of Syracuse
  • Battle of River Ticinus
  • Battle of Lake Trasimene
  • “Delaying” Tactics – the Fabian strategy
  • Battle of Cannae (216 B.C.)
  • Hamilcar Barca
  • P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus
  • Battle of Zama (202 B.C.)
  • Sardinia
  • The Ptolemies
  • Philip V of Macedon
  • Third Punic War
  • Second Macedonian War
  • M. Porcius Cato the Elder
  • Perseus
  • provincia, “province,” provincials
  • Third Macedonian War
  • L. Aemilius Paullus
  • Battle of Pydna (168 B.C.)
  • Scipio Aemilianus
  • T. Quinctius Flamininus

The Gracchi, Marius, and Sulla

  • equestrians, equites
  • Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
  • Gaius Sempronius Gracchus
  • _optimates
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  • populares
  • Jugurtha
  • Q. Metellus
  • M. Livius Drusus the Younger
  • Gaius Marius
  • The Social War
  • Cimbri & Teutones
  • Battle of Arausio (105 B.C.)
  • L. Cornelius Sulla
  • Mithridates
  • (Cornelius) Cinna
  • nobiles (nobles, aristocrats)
  • novus homo (a “new man”: as Cato Sr., Marius, Cicero)
  • Proscription

Pompey and Julius Caesar

  • Catiline (L. Sergius Catilina)
  • M. Aemilius Lepidus
  • Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
  • M. Porcius Cato the Younger
  • Q. Sertorius
  • P. Clodius Pulcher
  • L. Lucullus
  • Spartacus
  • M. Licinius Crassus
  • M. Tullius Cicero
  • Gaius Verres
  • The “First Triumvirate”
  • Gaius Julius Caesar
  • freedman (libertus)
  • Parthia
  • M. Antonius (Mark Antony)
  • River Rubicon
  • Battle of Pharsalus (48 B.C.)
  • Battle of Munda (45 B.C.)
  • Sextus Pompeius
  • Gaius Cassius, M. Junius Brutus
  • Ides of March (44 B.C.)

Augustus

  • Octavian
  • The Second Triumvirate
  • Battle of Philippi (42 B.C.)
  • Cleopatra
  • Battle of Actium (31 B.C.)
  • M. Vipsanius Agrippa
  • Praetorian Guard
  • Vigiles
  • Annona
  • Parthia
  • Imperial Cult
  • Vergil
  • Horace
  • Livy
  • Tiberius (= Tiberius Claudius Nero)
  • “Augustus”
  • M. Claudius Marcellus
  • tribunicia potestas (tribunician power)
  • Gaius and Lucius Caesar
  • princeps, principate
  • imperium maius

The 1st and 2nd centuries AD

  • Tiberius
  • Sejanus
  • Agrippina the Younger
  • Gaius (= Caligula)
  • Claudius
  • Nero
  • Seneca the Younger
  • “Golden House”
  • Great Fire of Rome (64 A.D.)
  • Earliest Persecution of Christians
  • Jewish War (66-70 A.D.)
  • Vindex
  • Galba
  • Otho
  • Vitellius
  • Vespasian
  • Titus
  • Domitian
  • The Forum of Peace
  • The Baths of Titus
  • The Flavian Amphitheater
  • Nerva
  • Trajan
  • Hadrian
  • Antoninus Pius
  • Dacia, Dacians
  • Marcus Aurelius

The Army and Domestic Life

  • Legion
  • Professionalization of the Roman Army
  • Centurion
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Insula
  • Domus
  • Atrium
  • Tablinum
  • Triclinium
  • Patron/client

Slavery

  • Manumission
  • Peculium
  • Trimalchio (in Satyricon)
  • Seneca’s “Stoic View” of Slavery
  • Freedmen

The Severans, the 3rd Century Crisis, Diocletian, Constantine

  • Commodus
  • Pertinax
  • Septimius Severus
  • Caracalla
  • Macrinus
  • Julia Domna
  • Elagabalus
  • Severus Alexander
  • Valerian
  • Palmyra
  • Odenathus & Zenobia
  • Goths
  • Diocletian
  • Tetrarchy
  • Edict on Maximum Prices
  • Constantine
  • Battle of the Milvian Bridge
  • “Edict of Milan” (313 A.D.)
  • Arius of Alexandria
  • The Council of Nicaea (325 A.D.)
  • Constantinople

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