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The _____________ were Rome's earliest written collection of laws. They were drawn up by the patricians in about 450 B.C. and became the foundation of Roman law.
Twelve Tables
The _________ was an area in ancient Rome where senators and citizens gathered to make decisions. It was the "center of life."
An elected leader of ancient Rome who represented the interests of the common people was called a/an ________.
__________ was the Roman general who defeated Hannibal in the battle of Zama. He was elected as consul.
_________ was an ancient city on the north coast of Africa. Today, Tunisia is located there.
A man who farmed, traded or made things for a living was called a/an ____________.
A/an ____________ is a type of government in which the citizens elect representatives to speak or act for them.
A/an __________ is a member of a Roman noble family.
________ was an historian of ancient Rome who wrote about the struggle between the plebeians and patricians.
The _________ were a series of conflicts between Rome and Carthage (in the 200s B.C.) that led to Carthage's defeat and the expansion of the Roman empire.
Punic Wars
Note: they were called this because Carthage was once a colony of Phoenicia
_________ was a general from Carthage who marched his army from Spain to Rome during the Second Punic War.
The __________ was the law-making body and most powerful branch of ancient Rome's government. It was also the oldest.
The _________ were two elected officials in ancient Rome who commanded the army and were supreme judges. They were considered the third branch of government.