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ISBN-10: 1465434046

ISBN-13: 9781465434043

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He is said to have been extremely truthful and sincere and to have worked honestly in a system that was full of dishonest and unfair people. FULL NAME Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis LIVED 95–46 BCE IN OFFICE Between 63 and 55 TITLE Praetor 32 | ANCIENT ROMANS BCE Marcus Licinius Crassus Marcus Junius Brutus Crassus played an important role in the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He is also famous for being the wealthiest man in ancient Rome. He became more important after defeating the slave leader Spartacus.

Scientists followed his theory for almost 1,400 years. This illustration shows Ptolemy with a quadrant, an astronomical tool. LIVED c. 4 BCE – 65 CE LIVED c. 85–168 CE ROLE Astronomer FAMOUS FOR Geocentric model (Earth at the center of the universe) ROLE Philosopher FAMOUS FOR Essays, letters, and tragic plays THINKERS | 35 Slaves Slavery was widespread across the Roman Empire. In Italy, slaves formed up to one-third of the population. Senators sometimes owned thousands of slaves. Most slaves were originally prisoners of war or the children of slaves.

The plumbatae were attached to the back of a soldier’s shield. Wooden shaft SIZE 6 in (15 cm) MATERIAL Iron, lead USED BY Legionary SIZE About 6½ ft (2 m ) long MATERIAL Wrought iron, wood USED BY Legionary WEAPONS | 45 Pilum Spatha The throwing javelin, or pilum, was hurled at an opponent from around 65 ft (20 m) away. It was designed to bend on impact so that the enemy could not immediately pick it up and reuse it. After the battle, the Romans would gather up the bent javelins, and a blacksmith would straighten them out again.

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