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rome vocab

TermDefinition
Romulus Legend of the creation of Rome. First king of Rome who killed his brother
Remus Legend of the creation of Rome. Was killed by his brother for making fun of his wall
Aeneas Sailed the Mediterranean Sea after the Greeks captured Troy. Legend says he married a Latin Kings daughter and started Rome
Etruscans One of the two groups that joined Rome's civilization
Etruria Located north of Rome where the Etruscans lived
Tarquin's The ruling family was called this
Republic A form of government in which the leader is not a king or queen but someone put in office by citizens with the right to vote
Legions Reorganized into smaller groups called this. A group of approximately 6,000 to 10,000
Sicily An island at the “ toe of the boot” of Italy
Apennines Mountains that run all the way down the length of Italy from north to south
Latium A plain where the Latins built the city of Rome
Patricians Wealthy landowners who made up the ruling class
Plebeians Majority of Rome people, shopkeepers and owners of small farms
Veto Rejection of other decisions
Praetors Important roman official who interpreted laws
Dictator Oppressive ruler with complete control
Latins The local people that originally lived in Italy
Tiber River Site chosen for the building of Rome. River flows from northern Italy to the mediterranean sea
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