World History Chapter 5 Vocabulary - Ancient Rome

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Republic

government where leader is not a monarch and certain citizens have right to vote

Patrician

great land owners who became Rome's ruling class

Plebeian

large roman group of less wealthy land owners, craftspeople, merchants, and small farmers

Consul

cheif executive roman officer; 2 elected each year, one ran government the other lead army into battle

Praetor

roman official in charge of enforcing civil law

Triumvirate

government with 3 people with equal power

Dictator

absolute ruler

Imperator

roman commander-in-cheif

Pax Romana

roman period of peace and prosperity

paterfamilias

dominant male who headed a household

insulae

apartment blocks where poor people lived made by concrete

procurator

roman official in charge of a provine

new Testament

2nd part of Christian Bible

clergy

Christian church leader

Laity

regular church members

plague

epidemic disease

inflation

rapid increase of price

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