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Aeneas

A Trojan War hero

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Romulus and Remus

When they were babies they were put in a basket and thrown into the Tiber River

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republic

People elect leaders to elect them

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dictators

rulers with almost absolute power

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Cincinnatus

Gained power in 458 BC

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plebeians

common people

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patricians

nobles

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magistrates

officials

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consuls

most powerful magistrates

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Roman Senate

was a council of wealthy and powerful Romans that advised the city's leaders

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veto

prohibit

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Latin

The Roman's language

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checks and balances

methods to balance power

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Forum

Rome's public meeting place

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legions

groups of up to 6,000 soldiers

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Punic Wars

a series of wars against Carthage, a city in northern Africa

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Hannibal

a brilliant general in the army

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Gaius Marius

encouraged poor people to join the army

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Lucius Cornelius Sulla

became Consul in 88 BC

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Spartacus

a former gladiator