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myth
a traditional story that helps to explain a culture's beliefs
latins
people from the ancient country of latium an area in what is now the country of italy
palatine
one of the seven hills in ancient Rome
cuniculus
an irrigation system invented by the Etruscans
gladiator
a person trained to fight another person to the death for public entertainment
republic
a form of government with elected leaders
Patricians
in the Roman republic, a rich man who held power
Plebeians
one of the common people in roman republic, a person who had no say in government.
Senate
a group of 300 men elected to govern rome in the roman republic
Consuls
one of two chief leaders in the roman republic
Veto
To refuse to approve proposals of government made by the senate
Tribunes
an official of the roman republic elected by the plebians to protect there rights