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Rome

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  • Q1
    The control a ruler has that is not limited by a constitution or other forms of
    absolute power
    30s
  • Q2
    natural geographic barrier located north of Italy
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    Alps Mountains
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  • Q3
    a raised channel used to carry water from mountains into cities.
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    aqueducts
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  • Q4
    Patricians and Plebeians took part in these assemblies; their main purpose was to elect the magistrates.
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    Assemblies
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  • Q5
    Caesar's adopted son; The first Roman Emperor or sole leader which officially started the Roman Empire; Established the rule of emperors
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    Augustus Caesar (Octavius)
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  • Q6
    definition changes from non-Greek speaking person to people who were considered uncivilized by the Romans (Ex. Germanic Barbarians)
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    barbarian
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  • Q7
    City located in present-day Tunisia, founded by Phoenicians ca. 800 B.C.E. It became a major commercial center and naval power in the western Mediterranean until defeated by the expanding Roman Republic in the third century B.C.E.
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    Carthage
    30s
  • Q8
    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
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    checks and balances
    30s
  • Q9
    a large, oval building or stadium in which athletic contests and
    Coliseum
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  • Q10
    the two most powerful government officials in Rome
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    Consuls
    30s
  • Q11
    a ruler who has almost absolute power
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    Dictator (Dictatorship)
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  • Q12
    was emperor of the Roman Empire during the Pax Romana; Rome reached its greatest extent under his rule.
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    Emperor Trajan
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  • Q13
    an important Italian tribe from the north that eventually conquered Rome.
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    Etruscans
    30s
  • Q14
    Piece of land with water surrounding it on three side. (Where Rome is located!)
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    Italian Peninsula
    30s
  • Q15
    the person responsible for getting Rome to move away from a republic and towards a permanent dictatorship; the greatest general in Roman history.
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    Julius Caesar
    30s

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