Social Conflict In The Early Republic And The Late Republic

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All throughout the history of Rome conflict is the main topic. From the Early Republic to the Late Republic. The conflicts of Roman history are not all with other civilizations; but, also within the Roman society. The early republic had social conflicts within; which, ultimately determined the shape of early politics. A slave revolt, The Servile Wars, took place during two eras of Roman history; the Republican Empire and the Late Republic. The Punic Wars and the war with Parthia, both shaped the Roman culture. The early republic developed a social conflict over inequality. The social conflict is better known as the Struggle of the Orders. Two main classes were established; plebeians and patricians. Plebeians were the common people of Rome. They had no real political voice or many social advantages. Patricians had much of the political power. They were the wealthy landowners, who provided military leadership. The plebeians caused the Struggle of Orders wanted to increase their political power. The plebeians went about doing so by no longer serving in the army. They did succeed; they were then allowed to marry outside their class, elect their officials …show more content…
As Rome moved into Sicily, they confronted another great power, Carthage. These two powers had conflicting goals; which, lead to the first Punic War. Rome built a navy and defeated Carthage in a series of sea battles. Rome then took over Sicily. This may have ended the first Punic War, but the second was still to come. Hannibal, marched an army the long way into Italy, leading to the start of the second Punic War. Hannibal did upset Rome in a three major battles. The allies of Hannibal did not supply him was enough supplies, giving Rome the chance to fight back. Being defeated again, Carthage was not finished. The third Punic War would do the Carthage in. Scipio Aemilianus, burnt down Carthage, ending the Punic War series (McKay

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