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myth

a traditional story that helps to explain a culture's beliefs

latins

people from the ancient country of latium an area in what is now the country of italy

palatine

one of the seven hills in ancient Rome

cuniculus

an irrigation system invented by the Etruscans

gladiator

a person trained to fight another person to the death for public entertainment

republic

a form of government with elected leaders

Patricians

in the Roman republic, a rich man who held power

Plebeians

one of the common people in roman republic, a person who had no say in government.

Senate

a group of 300 men elected to govern rome in the roman republic

Consuls

one of two chief leaders in the roman republic

Veto

To refuse to approve proposals of government made by the senate

Tribunes

an official of the roman republic elected by the plebians to protect there rights

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