Romans – Junior Cert History Terms

Junior CertificateHistory

  • Patrician – a rich roman citizen
  • Plebian – a poor roman.
  • Domus – a private house in ancient rome
  • Atrium – the entrance hall of a roman house.
  • Peristyle – a walled garden at the rear of a roman house
  • Insulae – high rise flats in ancient rome
  • Forum – the market place in central rome
  • Dole – free grain given to the poor
  • Circus maximus – where the chariot races were held.
  • Gladiators – slaves or criminals that were forced to fight in the Colosseum.
  • Legionaries – soldiers in the roman army
  • Aqueducts – concrete archways that brought water from the mountains to the towns and cities.
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