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Rome Begins bvick.wh

Chapter 11 Vocabulary - Rome Begins

Largest island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of southern Italy. Sicily
Mountain range that runs all the way down the "boot" of Italy from north to south. The Apennines
Region in west central Italy. Latium
River in central Italy. Rome was founded along this river. Tiber River
Twin brothers who were said to have been rescued by a wolf, raised by a shepherd, and founded Rome. Romulus and Remus
Trojan hero who became the "father of the Romans". Aeneas
Lived in the area of Rome as early as 1000 B.C., built huts on Rome's hills, tended herds, and grew crops. The Latins
Along with the Greeks, played an important role in shaping Roman civilization. The Etruscans
Place where Etruscans lived before 650 B.C. Etruria
Etruscan ruling family that eventually grew cruel. The Tarquins
Form of government in which the leader is not a king or queen but someone put in office by citizens with the right to vote. Republic
Roman group of 6,000 soldiers Legions
Wealthy landowners. Patricians
Made up most of Rome's people. Plebians
Top government officials. Consuls
Reject a decision. Veto
Important officials whose main job was to interpret the law and act as judges in court cases. Praetors
Person who had complete control, but ruled on a temporary basis during emergencies. Dictator
The best-known early Roman dictator. Cincinnatus
Ancient city on the northern coast of Africa. Carthage
Carthage's greatest general who was sent to attack Rome in 218 B.C. Hannibal
Ancient town in southern Italy where Hannibal defeated the Romans in 216 B.C. Cannae
In 202 B.C., led a Roman force to invade Carthage. Scipio
Town in northern Africa southwest of Carthage in present-day northern Tunisia. Zama
Large farming estates. Latifundia
Military hero who seized power and made reforms. Julius Caesar
Political alliance of three people. Triumvirate
Small river at the southern boundary of Julius Caesar's command area. (found in Northern Italy) The Rubicon
Julius Caesar's grandnephew/ adopted son who became Rome's first Emperor. His name was changed to Augustus Octavian
One of Caesar's two top generals. Was part of the 2nd Triumvirate. Antony
Cape on the western coast of Greece where Antony and Cleopatra were defeated by Octavian. Actium
Political leader, writer, and Rome's greatest public speaker. Cicero
Octavian's new name. Augustus
Means "Roman Peace". Time period were there were no civil wars in Rome. Pax Romana
Terrible ruler who blamed the burning of Rome on the Christians. He killed himself. Nero
One of the five "Good Emperors" who made Roman laws easier to understand. He shrank the size of the Roman Empire. Hadrian
Human-made channel for carrying water long distances. Aqueduct
One of the principal rivers of Europe, rising in eastern Switzerland. Rhine River
Second-longest river in Europe. Danube River
Two of the largest port cities in Italy. Puteoli and Ostia
System of money. Currency
Mental illness caused him to act strangely, he was cruel and murdered many people, and eventually the Praetorian Guard killed him. Caligula
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