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Republic A form in government in which the leader is not a king and certain citizens have the right to vote
patrician Great landowners, they formed the ruling class in the Roman Republic
Dictator An absolute ruler
procurator An official charge of a province
clergy Church leaders
plague An epidemic disease
pax romana the terms of peace imposed by ancient Rome on its dominions
triumvirate A government by three people with equal power
martyr a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion
gladiator a person who engages in a fight or controvers or a soldier
consul A cheif executive of the roman republic two are elected each year one to run the government and one to lead the army in battle.