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Describe the personality of Cato the Censor?
Cato was a very hard man, hard on himself and on his friends, Although rich, Cato lived a simple life taking no pleasures; he ate the plainest food and drank cheap wine.
p. 69
What three things did Cato do to restore the strength of Rome?
He expelled from the Senate several senators who were leading improper lives, put a heavy tax on carriages to encourage people to walk, and put a tax on luxuries like jewels, dresses, carpets and fine furniture.
p. 69
What unreasonable demand did Rome make that caused the Third Punic War?
The Roman Senate allowed Carthage to keep its own laws, but they demanded Carthaginian hostages. Consuls insist that they should five up their arms. then the consuls said that the city was to be destroyed and the people must move 10 miles inland. The Carthagians felt deceived and fighting began.
p. 70
How did Cato end every speech he gave in the Senate? Why was he so insistent?
Cato ended with "And my opinion is that Carthage must be destroyed." Carthage had agreed to make war upon no nation without consent of the Roman Senate but took up arms agains masinissa. The city also became rich and prosperous and thus a challenge to Rome
p.70
Romes struggle with Carthage covereed what time period?
The dates of the thre Punic wars are First:264-241 BC, Second 218-201 BC, Third 149-146 BC
What law did Tiberius Gracchus get passed that caused the nobles to hate him?
Each noble could have 500 acres of public land for his own use and 250 more for each son. the remainder of the land would be equally divided amoung poor citizens, as it had been in earlier times.
p.74
What falsehood did the nobels spread about both of the Gracchi
The nobles spread the rumor that the Gracchi aspired to become kings and thus had ulterior motives in seeking plebeian support
p.74
Why did Caius Gracchus ask his slave to kill him?
Caius did not want the plebeians to fight with the nobles because he knew it would be bad for them. His assisted suicide was an act of patronage to the plebeians.
p.75