Vocab
Pats and Plebs under Etruscan Rule
Pats Create a Republic
The Plebs Rebel
Plebs Gain Political Equality

100

a form of government with elected leaders

republic

100

The two classes of Roman society under Etruscan rule

patricians and plebeians

100

This person was driven out of Rome in 509 BCE

the Etruscan king

100

Because laws were not written down, patricians were able to do this.

change or interpret laws to benefit themselves

100

Patricians allowed plebeians to elect this group of officials to speak for the plebeians to the Senate and consuls

Tribunes of the Plebs

200

one of two chief leaders in the Roman Republic

consul

200

upper class citizens who made up 5% of the population

patricians

200

In the early Roman Republic, most power was in the hands of this group. 

the Senate

200

The name of the struggle between the patricians and the plebeians

The Conflict of Orders

200

The Plebeians law-making body that only made laws for plebeians

The Council of Plebs

300

to refuse to approve proposals of government made by the Senate

veto

300

lower class citizens who made up 95% of Rome's population

plebeians

300

This social class participated in the early Roman republic

patricians

300

____________ made decisions about going to war and _______________ had to fight in the army

PATRICIANS made decisions about going to war and PLEBEIANS had to fight in the army

300

At around 451 BCE, laws were written down and called this.

The Twelve Tables

400

one of the common people; in the Roman Republic, a person who had no say in government

plebeian

400

The group of advisors to the king who were elected by patricians

"fathers of the state"

400

The length of term served by early Roman Senators

they served for life

400

Roman plebeians marched here and refused to return until patricians met their demands for more power

out of the city and to a nearby hill

400

Finally, in 287, plebeians gained the right to pass laws for for this group

all Roman citizens (or patricians AND plebeians)

500

a group of 300 men elected to govern Rome in the Roman Republic

Senate

500

These people were forced to serve in the army

plebeians

500

These people served as commanders of the army

the consuls

500

Work in these two areas came to a halt during the conflict between patricians and plebeians

The city, the farms, and/or the army

500

This change to the position of consuls reflected political equality among patricians and plebeians

One consul was patrician and one consul was now plebeian