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A Republic into Emp.

TermDefinition
republic a form of government in which power is in the hands of representatives and leaders are elected by citizens who have the right to vote.
patrician in ancient Rome, a member of the wealthy, privileged upper class.
plebeian one of the common farmers, artisans, and merchants who made up the population.
tribune an official elected by the plebeians to protect their rights.
consul one of the two powerful officials elected each year to command the army and direct the government.
senate the supreme governing, originally made up of only of aristocrats.
dictator a political leader given absolute power to make laws and command the army for a limited time.
legion a military unit of the ancient roman army, made up of about 5,000 foot soldiers and a group on horseback.
Punic Wars a series pf three wars between Rome and Carthage that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and Rome's dominance over the western Mediterranean.
Hannibal a Carthaginian general who was a brilliant military strategist that always hated Rome and sought to destroy it.
civil war a conflict between two political groups within the same country.
Julius Caesar a Roman general who joined forces with Crassus and Pompey to form the 1st triumvirate, was also a dictator in 44 BCE and was murdered by senators.
triumvirate a group of 3 leaders sharing control of the government.
Augustus was Caesars grandson and adopted nephew Octavian, his name means 'exalted one,' and took control of Rome.
Pax Romana a period of peace and prosperity throughout the Roman Empire, that lasted from 27 BCE to 180 CE.
Created by: JangoFett