the symbol of the king's authority in Etruscan civilization; it was an ax enclosed in a bundle of rods.
in Roman society, the upper class; they were the "fathers of the people" who in the early days of Rome controlled the government and much of the wealth.
majority of the population; Non- aristocratic people
this office in Roman government existed only during the time of crisis; the term of office was six months during which time the person holding the office had absolute power.
a 'victory' gained at excessive cost
Settled in Latium south of the Tiber River; Each village was ruled by elders; Farmers and shepherds
Settled in Etruria north of Tiber River; Information comes from the necropolis; Polytheistic; Had a monarchy; Fasces
Part of the first Triumvirate; Was well known for his ability in leading military troops; Became the dictator and ruler of Rome; Killed by senators
The grandnephew of Julius Caesar. He was a member of the Second Triumvirate and eventually became the first Roman emperor.
Part of the Second Triumvirate; Married Cleopatra; Committed suicide