What is a Republic?
Government in which people elect their leaders
Who is Romulus?
Legendary founder of the City of Rome
What is a peninsula?
In geographic terms, Italy is
What are Consuls?
The two most powerful magistrates in Rome
What is Troy?
According to legend the Greeks destroyed this city before Aeneas reached Itlay
What are Dictators?
Rulers with absolute power
Who is Hannibal?
Brilliant military leader of Carthage
What is the Apennines?
The two major mountain ranges that run through Italy are the Alps and
What is the Roman Senate?
A council of wealthy and powerful Romans the advised the city's leaders
What is would not have attacked?
If the Gaul's attacked on Rome in 387 BC had failed other countries
Who are Patricians?
Wealthy, powerful citizens of Rome
Who is Spartacus?
Gladiator that led a slave revolt
What is grow large amounts of food?
Italy's mild climate allowed the people to
What is Twelve Tables?
The Roman Laws were called
What is threatened by Rome?
Many nearby countries attacked because they felt
What is Veto?
To prohibit actions by other officials
Who is Aeneas?
Legendary Trojan hero that formed an alliance with the Latins, Rome's founders may have descended form him
What is the Forum?
The center of Roman life was located in
What is Checks and Balances?
Kept one part of the government from becoming too strong
What is the Second Punic War?
Hannibal led Carthage in this Punic War
What are Legions?
Groups of up to 6,000 Roman soldiers
Who are Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus?
Killed because they angered wealthy and powerful Romans
What is rugged?
The land of Italy is very
What is Violence?
The killing of the Gracchus brothers set a trend of using this as a political weapon
What is flexibility?
The most important factor in Rome's military success was