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ancient rome

world history

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the head of the household had absolute power in the family male
ancestors of the Romans called latins
the Latins settled along the Tiber valley
legend held that two brothers who and who, had founded the city Romulus and Remus
learned much from them, alphabet, engineering techniques, to drain marshlands along the Tiber river
the people choose some of the elected officials republic
the most powerful governing body. (300 members) senate
(landowning upper class) plebicians
in the event of war the senate might choose a dictatorship ruler who has complete control over government dictator
farmers, merchants, artisans, and traders who make up the bulk of the population plebians
the plebians gained the right to elect their own officials called tribunes
block laws veto
the laws of the what made it possible for the first time for plebians the twelve tables
both boys and girls from the upper and lower class learn to read and write
the Romans were polytheistic religion
a group of 5000 men legion
Roman soldiers received a small stipend for serving. payment stipend
Created by: jodypruitt