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WH1 SOL 6 Set 1

Rome

TermDefinition
Aliens a foreigner
Patricians Members of the wealthy, privileged upper class
Plebians Common farmers, artisans, and merchants
Nobility the body of persons forming the noble class in a country or state; aristocrats
Representative Democracy Government with rule by citizens through a representative
Twelve Tables Laws carved on 12 tablets, became basis for Roman law (all citizens had protection of law)
Senate Part of Roman Republic; group of patricians; made laws (like our Senate)
Assembly Part of Roman Republic; group of plebians; accepted or rejected proposed laws (legislative - like our House of Representatives)
Republic Government in which power is in the hands of representatives and leaders are elected by the people
Consul Highest elected official in Roman Republic in charge of government/army; there were two at a time (like our president)
Tribune Official in ancient Rome chosen by the plebians to represent their interests
Punic Wars Three wars fought between Carthage and Rome for control of trade
Hannibal Carthaginian General, fought in Punic Wars against Rome
Devaluation To lose value
Triumvirate A group of three leaders
Julius Caesar Roman ruler that was part of the first triumvirate
Marc Anthony Roman ruler that declared civil war
Augustus Caesar Rome's first Emperor that defeated Marc Anthony (originally Octavian)
Assassination The act of murdering someone
Pax Romana 200 years of peace in Rome
Created by: MMS 8th