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patrician

The patricians were the nobleman or aristocratic class of ancient Rome.

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popular

The Populares (meaning “favoring the people”) were leaders in the late Roman Republic who relied on the people’s assemblies and tribunate for political power.

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Sulla

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138-78 BC) was a Roman general and statesman.

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dictator

In ancient Rome, a dictator was a leader with complete authority who was appointed in times of emergency.

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20 talents

a measure of gold or silver

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quaestor

an ancient Roman official concerned chiefly with financial administration

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married Pompeia

This was one year after his first wife, Cornelia, died.

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praetor

an ancient Roman civil officer ranked below a consul that deals chiefly with judicial issues

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consul

In the ancient Roman Republic, a consul was one of the two elected chief magistrates who ruled the republic and stood as heads of the Senate.