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Rome

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Republic is a sovereign state or country which is organised with a form of government in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law.
empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress.
legion a unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army.
patricians a member of a long-established wealthy family. a member of a noble family or class in ancient Rome.
consul an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign city and protect and promote the government's citizens and interests there.
Praetor each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul
dictator a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force
Aqueducts an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.
Veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
latifundia a large landed estate or ranch in ancient Rome or more recently in Spain or Latin America, typically worked by slaves.
triumvirate a group of 3 men holding power,in particular
Pax Romana the peace that existed between nationalities within the Roman Empire.
currency a system of money in general use in a particular country
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
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