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A Roman military boarding device used in naval warfare during the First Punic War against Carthage.
Belief in many gods.
An Italic language spoken in ancient Rome, fixed in the 2nd or 1st century b.c., and established as the official language of the Roman Empire.
A rectangular (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace.
Under the later Roman and Byzantine empires, a title or dignity conferred by the emperor.
Belonging or pertaining to the common people.
A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
Roman History: the supreme council of state, the membership and functions of which varied at different periods.
The earliest code of Roman civil, criminal, and religious law, promulgated in 451-450 BC.
The body of water that separates Europe, Africa and Asia.