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CUNICULUS

a long underground trench connected to the earth above by long shafts (ancient sewer system)

ARCH

a semi-circle supported by two columns and a keystone

VETO

to refuse to approve a law

PLEBEIAN-

one of the common people and soldiers in the Roman Republic who originally had very little say in the government,

PATRICIAN

a small group of wealthy landowners who held a lot of power in the Roman Republic

CONSUl

one of two chief leaders in the Roman Republic, originally both were Patricians

TRIBUNE

an government official of the Roman Republic who was elected by the Plebeians to protect their rights and speak to the Senate on their behalf.

REPUBLIC

a form of democracy with elected representatives and elected leaders

PUNIC WARS

the wars between Rome and Carthage

CARTHAGE

a city in North Africa that was a powerful empire and an enemy of Rome during its second period of expansion