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amicitia
-an informal, long-standing alliance between partrons who regarded the standing and interests of their "friends" before making any political decisions
anaphora
-the repetition of the same word(s) at the beginning of successive clauses or phrases
asyndeton
-the omission of customary connecting words to create a "rapid-fire" effect
Bona Dea
-a Roman religious ceremony attended only by the women of Rome
Campus Martius
-the field just to the north-west of the Pomerium in the flood plain of the Tiber. Later mostly used as an assembly point for the comitia
Censor
-the highest political office in Rome. Two were elected at five year intervals for an eighteen month term; they expelled members of the Senate who no longer met the qualifications, administered the census of citizens, and oversaw the public works projects
Chiasmus
-an ABBA or ABCBA arrangement of elements in a line. It literally means a "crossing over"
Comitium
-the assembly area in front of the Curia
Crescendo
-the gradual building of words or phrases in order of importance or intensity
Dictator
-Usually appointment in a state of emergency, the office lasted a maxiumum of 6 months and gave absolute authority to settle a crisis. He appointed the magister equitum as his chief assistant.