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|Rome’s greatest public speaker
|an island that is part of Italy
|large farming estates worked by enslaved people
|middle class citizen
|a system of rule where Romans gave full citizenship to some conquered peoples
|200 years of peace that began with the rule of Augustus
|a person who ruled with complete power
|legend of Trojan hero said to have begun Rome
|Romulus and Remus
|two brothers that were saved by a wolf… eventually Romulus founded Rome
|Beware the Ides of March!
|Caesar was attacked and killed on the senate steps on March 15, 44 BCE. He was killed by “friends”!!! Et tu, Brute?
|The first Imperator
|Octavian renamed himself Augustus, “the revered or majestic one” and began the Roman Empire.
|Rome’s first written laws.
|a dictator who served 16 days, just long enough to avert danger and step down.
|The Roman alphabet
|drew influence from both the Phoenicians and the Greeks.
|a general in the Second Punic War-he used elephants in battle and had his troops ride over the Alps to attack from the north.