Compare And Contrast Empire And Roman Empire

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As legend has it, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Left to drown in a basket on the Tiber by a king. They were rescued and raised by a she-wolf. The twins lived to defeat that king and found their own city on the river’s banks. After killing his brother, Romulus became the first king of Rome, which is named after him. Rome’s era as a monarchy ended and turned into a republic, a world derived from the property of the people. It later was transformed into an Empire. ("Ancient Rome")
The Roman Republic and the Roman Empire both made advancements in the way of life, but both ended with their own conflicts and civil wars. Both kingdoms lasted about the same amount of time making it difficult to distinguish
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One of these differences was how the two time periods decided to govern their land. The Republic ruled like it says in the name a republic. They had elected officials who held the highest position in the government, which were the two consul men. All of these men were patricians in society, the wealthy class. A senate composed of patricians elected these consuls. At this time plebeians, the lower class, had virtually no say in the government. Both men and women were citizens in the Roman Republic, but only men could vote. Tradition stated that patricians and plebeians should be strictly separate. Over time, the plebeians gained more power and eventually could hold the position of consul. Despite these changes, the patricians were still able to use their wealth to buy control and influence over elected leaders. Near the end of the Republic the public thought it would be wise to have three council men. This caused a civil war in the country. It lead to the down fall of the Republic and so began the Empire. So in comparison to the Republic the Empire was led and ruled by an Emperor. The laws of the land would change with each passing Emperor. Some were very giving with the people and created social classes that were close in comparison. While others would change all the laws to benefit themselves and no one else. This is what led to the downfall of the Roman Empire …show more content…
First of all, the Republic had very few leaders during their time. Also most of the council men were appointed by the people, the Senate. Once the Senate deemed the ruler no longer fit for the job that person was replaced. In contrast during the Empire the leaders were appointed by the current rulers. Most of the heirs were the leader’s eldest son. Those who did not have any sons or children were able to appoint a leader who had great military success. When the people believed that the ruler was no longer fit for the job they would simply assassinate him ("Roman Republic vs Roman

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