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Ancient Roman Empire

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27 questions
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  • Q1
    a political system in which people elect leaders to govern them known as representative democracy
    Roman Republic
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  • Q2
    a ruler who has almost absolute power
    Dictator (Dictatorship)
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  • Q3
    the common people of ancient Rome
    Plebeians
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  • Q4
    the nobility in Roman society
    Patricians
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  • Q5
    an elected official in Rome
    Magistrate
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  • Q6
    the two most powerful government officials in Rome
    Consuls
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  • Q7
    a council of wealthy and powerful citizens who advised Rome's leaders
    Roman Senate
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  • Q8
    Patricians and Plebeians took part in these assemblies; their main purpose was to elect the magistrates.
    Assemblies
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  • Q9
    represented the Plebeians and had the ability to veto; only served for one year at a time
    Tribunes
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  • Q10
    a system that balances the distribution of power in a government; keeps any one part of government from becoming stronger or more important than the others
    checks and balances
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  • Q11
    the personresponsible for getting Rome to move away from a republic and towards a permanent dictatorship; the greatest general in Roman history.
    Julius Caesar
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  • Q12
    Three rulers who share equal power. Julius Caesar created the First Triumvirate which weakened the Senate and the Patrician class. The Second Triumvirate was created after Caesar's assassination.
    Triumvirate
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  • Q13
    Caesar's adopted son; The first Roman Emperor or sole leader which officially started the Roman Empire; Established the rule of emperors
    Augustus Caesar (Octavius)
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  • Q14
    was emperor of the Roman Empire during the Pax Romana; Rome reached its greatest extent under his rule.
    Emperor Trajan
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  • Q15
    a time period that Rome experienced peace, prosperity, and expansion; "Roman peace"
    Pax Romana
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  • Q16
    The control a ruler has that is not limited by a constitution or other forms of
    absolute power
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  • Q17
    Government in which the people elect those who govern and pass laws; also called a republic.
    Representative democracy
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  • Q18
    an important Italian tribe from the north that eventually conquered Rome.
    Etruscans
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  • Q19
    a wealthy, Etruscan family that established a monarchy which ruled for over a century.
    Tarquins
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  • Q20
    the language of the Romans; language of law, medicine and science. (examples: et cetera, curriculum, veto)
    Latin
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