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a form of government in which the leader is not a king or queen but a person elected by citizens
people who lived to the north of Rome in Etruria; greatly influenced the Romans and changed the city of Rome into a city of bricks and mortar rather than just grass-roofed huts
the Trojan hero writing about by the poet Virgil, who people say helped to found the city of Rome
one of the twin brothers from the traditional story of the founding of Rome; some say Rome was named after him
the plains of central Italy where the Latin people lived, who later became known as the Romans
a river running up from the Mediterranean Sea upon which Rome was situated; gave Romans a source of water and a way to be connected to the rest of the Mediterranean world, but protected them from raids by pirates
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