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Aeneas

A great Trojan hero called Aenea

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Romulus and Remus

They were twins

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Republic

People elect leaders to govern them

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Dictators

Rules with almost absolute power

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Cincinnatus

A famous doctor

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Plebeians

Common people

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Patricians

Nobles called Patricians

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Magistrates

Officials

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Consuls

The two most powerful magistrates in Rome were called Consuls

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Roman Senate

Was a council of wealthy and powerful Romans that advised

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Veto

Or prohibit

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Latin

The language

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Checks and balances

Methods to balance their power

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Forum

Romes public meeting place

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Legions

Or groups of up to 6,000 soldiers

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Punic Wars

A series of wars

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Hannibal

An army led by brilliant genral

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Purpose

Wanted to make homes for homless

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Gaius Marius

In response a consul named Gaius Marius

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Lucius Cornelius Sulla

Sought their arms support one such politician

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Spartacus

Thousands of slaves led by a former gladiator Spartacus

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Primary

Their Primary job was to elect the magistrates who ran the city of Rome