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Roman

adjective     /ˈrəʊ.mən/ US  /ˈroʊ-/
relating to the city of Rome and its empire in ancient times Ancient history: before 500 AD relating to the modern city of RomeCity names and their inhabitants
(Definition of Roman adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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