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people who migrated into Italy by about 800 B.C. they settled along the Tiber River in small villages and they herded and farmed
The Latin People
ruled much of central Italy including Rome itself they got their alphabet from the Greeks they used engineering techniques to drain the marshy lands along the Tiber their gods and goddesses merged with Roman deities
The Etruscan people
Rome went to war with these people during the Punic wars
Larthage
Was an ambitious military commander he dominated Roman politics
Julius Caesar
Was given the title of Augustus or exalted one he exercised power and named his successor just as a king would do
Octavian
Was a 200 yr. span that began with Augustus and ended with Marcius Aurelius is known as Roman Peace
Pax Romana
a system of gov't which officials are chosen by the people
republic
one representing a district in a legislative body
representative
the most powerful governing body
senate
members of the landholding upper class
patrician
farmers merchants artisans and traders who made up the bulk of the population
plebians
ruler who has complete control over gov't
dictator
476 when the empire fell
Roman empire