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Glossary of Roman terms and phrases - 'R'

 
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Rationalis
A high ranking administrator in the finance office
Republic
The period applying to the Roman Empire between 510 and 31BC
Retiarius
A gladiator who symbolized the fisherman and wore only a loin cloth and a metal shoulder-piece on the left arm, and carried a net, a dagger, and a trident or tunny-fish harpoon. One variation on the Retiarius was the Laquearii who carried a lasso instead of a net
Rex
A Roman term for 'King'
Rhetor
A teacher who was a master of public speaking. He would teach the correct manner in which to deliver a speech and address both officials and the public


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