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Rome's Beginnings

Vocabulary Words

Republic a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Empire a group of nations or peoples ruled over by an emperor, empress, or other powerful sovereign or government
Legion a division of the Roman army
Patricians a person of noble or high rank
Consul either of the two chief magistrates of the ancient Roman republic.
Praetor ne of a number of elected magistrates charged chiefly with the administration of civil justice and ranking next below a consul.
dictator a person invested with supreme authority during a crisis, the regular magistracy being subordinated to him until the crisis was met
Aqueducts passage through which liquids pass
Veto the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions
latifundia a great estate
triumvirate the office or magistracy of a triumvir
Pax Romana the terms of peace imposed by ancient Rome on its dominions
currency something that is used as a medium of exchange
Checks and Balances final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent
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