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the nobility of Ancient Rome


the common people of Ancient Rome

Civil Law

The written set of laws for Ancient Rome

Checks and Balances

a system to prevent one branch of government from becoming too powerful


The language of Ancient Rome


land surrounded by water on three sides


killed his brother and named the city they built after himself...Rome


Was killed by his brother Romulus


Roman Dictator who gave up his power once his job was done

Roman Senate

a council of wealthy and powerful Romans that advised the city's leaders. Served for life


the two most powerful officials in Rome


official who was elected by the plebeians to protect their interests. Had the power to veto

Punic Wars

A series of three wars between Rome and Carthage that were won by Rome


a curved structure used as a support over an open space, as in a doorway

New Testament

the second part of the bible; it tells you about the life and teachings of Jesus and about his followers


general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War.


a government with three parts


A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting


Rome's public meeting place


to prevent a law from passing


A ruler who has complete power


the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

Jesus of Nazareth

his life and sermons form the basis for Chritianity

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