Roman Facts I

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Romulus & Remus

Mythological founding twins

Patricians

Class of citizens with power in the early Republic

Plebeians

Class of citizens who could not have government positions in the early Republic

510/509 B.C.

Date that the Republic was created

c. 1000 B.C.

Date that migrants built first villages which would become Rome

Aeneus

Leader of purported Trojan settlement in Italy

Monarchy

Etruscan form of government

Seven

Number of hills in settlement of Rome

300

Number of senators in Roman Republic

Two

Number of consuls in Roman Republic

Limit Power

Reason for existence of 2 consuls

Elections

Manner in which consuls were determined

c. 753 B.C.

Date that the twins purportedly founded Rome

To Limit Power

Reason why consuls only had one-year terms

Aeneid

Title of epic poem about Trojan settlement in Italy

Virgil

Name of author of epic poem about Trojan settlement of Latium

Alphabet

Important literary element possibly learned from Etruscans

Military

Important skills learned from Etruscans

Greeks

People, other than Etruscans, who greatly influenced Roman culture

Sewers

Important sanitation device learned from Etruscans

Tiber

Rome's river

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