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rudimentary; beginning; at an early stage around 500 years before christ, the romans occupied an embryonic city-state on the tiber river. embryonic
a preference of a leaning the romans were orderly and disciplined, with a predilection for written laws and political organization. predilection
a hill or rise of ground the densely wooded eminence called the palatine hill was surrounded by marshes and thus well protected from enemies. eminence
the art of foretelling the future the roman priests adopted from the etruscans the practice of divination in order to forsee comeing events and to find out the willof the gods. divination
an early example or from, on which later stages were based in etruria, hand-to-hand combats took place, that were the bloody prototypes of the later roman gladiator battles. prototype
exemption from punishment a roman father could sell his children as slaves or even kill them with impunity. impunity
the act of complying with a custom/rule/command pietas was the name given to the proper observance of obligations to the gods, the family and the state. obligations
haveing to do with executing or carring out laws under the roman consuls, executive power was limited by having the consuls rule on alternate months, and command the trops on alternate days. executive
favorable; lucky; encouraging augurs were called in to decide on the days that would be auspicious to carry out govenment plans. auspicious
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