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  1. Romanization or Latinization (Romanisation or Latinisation), in the historical and cultural meanings of both terms, indicate different historical processes, such as acculturation, integration and assimilation of newly incorporated and peripheral populations by the Roman Republic and the later Roman Empire.

  2. Knowing Latin makes it easier to learn the Romance languages. People still read Latin classics such as the poems of Virgil, the memoirs of Caesar and the speeches of Cicero. Also, Latin is widely used as an international auxiliary language, notably in the Catholic Church, and by biologists when describing and naming new species.

  3. Hyacinthus Ὑάκινθος m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek name Ὑάκινθος (Hyakinthos), which was derived from the name of the hyacinth flower. In Greek legend Hyakinthos was accidentally killed by the god Apollo, who mournfully caused this flower to arise from his blood. The name ...

  4. St. Peter the Apostle, original name Simeon or Simon, (died 64 ce, Rome [Italy]), disciple of Jesus Christ, recognized in the early Christian church as the leader of the 12 disciples and by the Roman Catholic Church as the first of its unbroken succession of popes. Peter, a Jewish fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He received from Jesus the ...

  5. Agatha Ἀγαθή f English, German, Dutch, Ancient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of the Greek name Ἀγαθή (Agathe), derived from Greek ἀγαθός meaning "good". Saint Agatha was a 3rd-century martyr from Sicily who was tortured and killed after spurning the advances of a Roman official.

  6. › wiki › Andrea_PozzoAndrea Pozzo - Wikipedia

    Andrea Pozzo also designed the altar in the Chapel of St Francesco Borgia in the same church. Altars in St Ignatius church. In 1697 he was asked to build similar Baroque altars with scenes from the life of St Ignatius in the apse of the Sant'Ignazio church in Rome. These altars house the relics of St. Aloysius Gonzaga and of St. John Berchmans.

  7. In 380 the Church received a further boost when it was made the official religion of the Roman empire. Marble Head of Constantine the Great. After the fall of the Roman empire. The Church’s prestige and authority survived the fall of the Roman empire in the West intact. Indeed, with barbarian armies roaming the empire, people looked to ...

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