Greeks and Romans Crossword Puzzle

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  • polis: greek city-state that normally had a king and a temple on a hill dedicated to a god or goddess
  • athens: birthplace of democracy and the head of the delian league
  • paxromana: a period of peace throughout the roman empire that allowed for free trade and safe travels
  • republic: a form of government in which people vote for representatives who make laws
  • christianity: a new religion during the roman empire whose followers were persecuted and punished
  • constantine: the first roman emperor to convert to and endorse christianity
  • dorian: to be a full citizen in sparta, one had to be a free male, have _ ancestry, and military experience
  • plebian: this social class in rome was made up of the poor and middle class who had to have an occupation
  • patrician: wealthy landowners in rome who passed laws and could be part of the senate
  • consuls: two of these were elected each year and functioned like for the military and one for rome
  • octavian: became the first real emperor of rome and changed his name to augustus
  • cleopatra: had romantic relationships with both julius caesar and mark antony
  • suicide: how mark antony died
  • trojan: the war that made achilles, ajax, hector, and ulysses famous
  • persian: xerces the great led his invasion forces into greece in the _ war that included the battle of marathon
  • alexander: took over the macedonian army at age 20 when his father was murdered
  • socrates: a philosopher who was put to death for corrupting minds and stirring up trouble
  • hellenism: a period known for cultural diffusion and trad among all parts of alexander's empire
  • triumvirate: a government that has power shared among 3 leaders
  • emperor: in the years after the fall of the republic, rome was known to have several of these who were crazy