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Flashcards in rome Deck (20):
1

Aeneas

a man that saved people

2

romulus and Remus

two boys that were raised by wolves and found by a shepherd

3

republic

people elect leaders to govern them

4

dictators

rulers with almost absolute power

5

plebeians

commons people

6

patricians

nobles

7

cincinnatus

a famous ruler

8

magistrates

officials

9

consuls

the two most powerful magistrates in Rome

10

roman senate

council of wealth or powerful Romans that advised the city's leaders

11

veto

prohibit

12

latin

some language

13

checks and balances

a way to balance power

14

forum

romes public meeting place

15

legions

groups of 6,000 soldiers

16

punic wars

a series of war against Carthage

17

hannibal

a brilliant leader

18

Gaius Marius

encouraged poor people to join the army

19

Lucius Cornelius Sulla

a politician

20

spartacus

a former gladiator