flash cards

chapter 5

Question Answer
proconsul a governor
praetors Roman government officials who interpreted the law and served as a judge
civic duty the idea that citizens have a responsibility to help their country
republic a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
legion large groups of Roman soldiers
patricians the ruling class of ancient Rome
consul head of a government, usually with a limited term in office
veto to reject
tribune an elected Roman official who protects the rights of ordinary citizens
dictator a person with absolute power to rule
latifundia large farming estates
triumvirate three rulers who share equal political power

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