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Aeneas

When the Greeks destroyed Troy in the Trojan War

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Romulus and Remus

in the story, these boys led exciting lives.

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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

who gained power in 458 BC

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plebeians

or common people

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patricians

nobles called

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magistrates

officials or

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consuls

the two most powerfull magistrates in rome were caled

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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

or prohibit

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Latin

the Romans 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

or groups of up to 6,000 soldiers

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punic wars

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

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Hannibal

set out for Rome

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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

rose up and demanded freedom