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Ch.11 & 12 Vocab.

Review for Social Studies Ch.11 & 12 Vocabulary (Ancient Rome)

TermDefinition
republic a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
legions large groups of Roman soldiers
patricians the ruling class
plebeians ordinary citizens
consul head of government, usually with a limited term in office
veto to reject
praetors government officials who interpret the law and serve as judges
legislature a group of people who make the laws
tribune an elected official who protects the rights of ordinary citizens
dictator a person granted absolute power
civic duty the idea that citizens have a responsibility to help their country
innovation the introduction of something new
latifundia large farming estates
triumvirate three rulers who share equal political power
Pax Romana Roman peace
proconsul governor
aqueduct a human-made channel that carries water long distances
successor one that comes after
gladiator in ancient Rome, a person who fought people or animals for public entertainment
reforms changes to bring about improvement
Created by: jalgood