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Chapter 8 Rome

Rome is located near fertile soil and the Mediterranean Se.
A dictator could rule for 6 months
Patricians are members of wealthy families
In a republic, citizens elect their own leaders
Consuls in the ancient Roman Republic were in charge of the government
A dictator was appointed to rule in an emergency.
Praetors were important officials who served as judges in civil-law trials.
Plebeians were ordinary citizens who could NOT elect leaders.
Romans gods were originally Etruscan gods.
The Romans borrowed the Greek alphabet, which was originally used by the Etruscans.
The early Roman Senate was made up of only patricians
Roman Government after Caesar was changed from a republic into an Empire.
A curved structure used as a support over an open space is a arch
an ordinary citizen is a plebeian
a structure that carries water over a long distance an aqueduct
People in the ancient Roman Republic elected these people to lead the government. consuls
In the ancient Roman Republic, one elected official could use this to reject a proposed action veto
Romans developed these to support open spaces in buildings arches
Roman conquered territories and divided their empire into provinces
The myth young Romans learned about the founding of their state was that two twins founded Rome where seven hills rise above the Tiber River.
The Etruscan kings of Rome were All powerful
In the earliest days of the Roman Republic, plebeians could not hold office or be senators
Roman armies conquered territories controlled by Carthage, Greece and Gaul
Caesar's death and his adopted son's victory marked the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire
After conquering a territory, Romans would build a new city to serve as a capital of the province
Rome enjoyed peace and prosperity during all of the period of the five good emperors.
Romans worshipped by honoring gods and goddesses who often had Greek counterparts.
All roads in Roman times led to Rome
Romans didn't like being ruled by an Etruscan king but they did adapted parts of Etruscan culture including some gods and their alphabet.
The role of the senate in the ancient Roman Republic was to propose and vote on new laws.
A dictator was appointed when the consuls couldn't agree and it was considered an emergency.
Conflicts between plebeians and patricians were a reason that Roman generals raised armies and fought for power.
One of the reasons Caesar was killed was because he ruled for too long and ruled like a king
After Augustus gained power People were grateful for peace and prosperity and gave him power.
Although the Romans took some slaves from conquered territories, most of the conquered people remained free.
Two of the five good emperors were Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius
The new building material the Romans developed and used was concrete
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