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The Rise of Rome (Chapter 8)

Long era of peace and safety in the Roman Empire
Smaller unit of the Roman army made up of about 6,000 soldiers
Volcano that erupted and destroyed the city of Pompeii
Fell in love with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra
A three-person ruling group
River that gave Romans a source of water and a way to the rest of the Mediterranean world
Romulus and Remus were supposedly raised by one of these animals
Had himself declared dictator of Rome for life in 44 B.C.
Group, along with the Greeks, that played a major role in shaping Roman civilization
Title taken by Octavian; means "the revered or majestic one"
Form of government in which the leader is not a king or queen but a person elected by citizens
This was forbidden between plebeians and patricians
To reject
In ancient Rome, a person who ruled with complete power temporarily during emergencies
Important government official
Loose garments draped over one shoulder
Mountain range in Italy
Long narrow peninsula with a distinctive shape that looks like a boot
Romans created a standard system of ______ and measures
Became the basis for all future Roman laws
One of the two top government officials in ancient Rome
Wealthy landowner and member of the ruling class
Carthage's greatest general, sent to attack Rome in 218 B.C.
Large farming estates
Political leader, writer, and Rome's greatest public speaker
Human-made channel built to carry water
System of money
Member of the common people
Olives and _______ came from the farms of Italy
Ruler that fiddled while Rome burned
One of Rome's chief gifts to the world