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Aqueduct

In ancient Rome, bridge like stone structures that carried water from the hills to the cities

Civil law

Body of law dealing with private citizens

Colosseum

Rome's largest stadium featuring shows of animals, gladiators and architectural marvel

Consul

Roman official from the Patrician class who supervised the government and commanded the armies

Dictator

Roman leader appointed to rule for 6 months in times of emergency

Legion

basic unit of the Roman army - about 5000 soldiers

Patrician

member of the landholding upperclass in Rome

Pax Romana

200 year span when Roman rule brought peace, order, unity and prosperity to the empire

Plebian

member of the lower class of Rome, including farmers, merchants, artists and traders

Republic

system of government in which people choose officials

Tribune

offical in Rome who was elected by the plebians to protect their interests

Twelve Tables

Roman laws inscribed on 12 tablets and set-up in the Forum, or marketplace

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