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Roman Vocabulary;)

Ancient Rome Vocabulary

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republic A form of government in which citizens elect representatives to speak or act for them.
patrician a person of noble or high rank, aristocratic.
plebeians The common people.
senate A body of 300 older men who were elected by the citizens each year.
consul either of the two chief magistrates of the ancient Roman republic.
dictator a person with absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.Usually in times of emergency.
peninsula A piece of land surrounded on three sides by water.
legend A story handed down form earlier times, maybe fake.
province a division or unit of a country.
assassination to kill suddenly or secretively, especially a politically prominent person.Treacherous murder.
civil war A war between groups in the same country or city.
emperor the male sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire
volcano an opening in the earth from which lava and magma are spewed out.
aqueduct an artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity. Stone Canal.
gladiator a slave or captive, who was armed with a sword or other weapon and forced to fight to the death in a public arena against another person or a wild animal, for the entertainment of the spectators.
historical source writing about the past
parable a teaching of Jesus in story form.
romance language the group of languages derived from Latin-Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Romanian.
ex post facto law No law can be used to punish a person for something done before the law was made.
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