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Roman Empire Study Guide

Romulus and Remus Legendary founders of Rome

They were raised by a wolf

Remus was killed by Romulus

Be prepared to describe why Remus was killed

Rome Was founded in 509 BCE

It was originally ruled by the Etruscan people

It had a central location, close to water and trade and fertile farmland

The hill upon which Rome was founded was called Palatine Hill

Roman Republic Rome became a republic after conquering foreign kings

Latin The language spoken by the Romans

Government Be prepared to give a description of each of the three branches of government: Senate, Assembly, Consuls

Veto The power to approve or disapprove ideas in the government

Classes in Rome Patricians: Ruling class