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Rome Vocab

Power words & Textbook

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Plebeians Class of Roman commoners made up of minor land owners, farmers, merchants, and craftsmen
Consul A chief executive in Roman government
Praetor Official in Roman government who is in charge of enforcing civil law
Republic Form of government where the leader is not a monarch and some of the citizens can vote
Patricians Major landowners who formed the ruling class
Twelve Tables The first code of laws in Ancient Rome- adopted in 450 BC.
Law of Nations Evolved from Natural Law, or law based on reason
Senate A group of patricians who would serve government for life
Dictator An absolute ruler (ex. Julius Caesar)
Imperator Commander and chief
Triumvirate Government run by three people with equal power
Pax Romana The peace that existed between nationalities with Roman Empire
Latin Language of the Ancient Romans
Jesus The founder of Christianity
New Testament Books in the Bible describing the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth
Punic Wars Armed conflicts between ancient Rome and Carthage
Carthage City in North Africa, rival of the Romans
Aqueducts Channels used to carry water over long distances
Citizens People who could take part in the government
Created by: difrang