The History And Characteristics Of The Roman Tribune
protect them from the oppression of the patricians, or nobles, and to defend their liberties against
any attempts that might be made upon them by the senate and consuls.”(Alchin). The Roman
tribune were distinguished by their clothing, ranking, and their importance to society in ancient
history. The Roman tribune was a powerful and important group in society. They were also
known as military tribunes.
“The Roman tribunes were distinguished by their dress from the common soldier.” (Alchin).
They had similar clothing and equipment, but it appears as if the higher ranked tribunes had
more armor and “were more decorated” (Alchin). The Roman tribunes …show more content…
“These breastplates were often molded to form
‘anatomical’ cuirasses or breastplates. The lower edge of the breastplate was curved and had one
or more rows of round or long tongue-shaped lappets which formed a skirt.” (Alchin). They wore
different colors to the skirt, usually red was worn. They wore different sizes of cloaks. “The
large rectangular cloak was called the paludamentum and was typically pinned or fixed to the
right shoulder, so as not to impede the movement of the right arm.” (Alchin). “Putting this on,
was a ceremonial act when setting out for war.” (Alchin).
The Roman tribune were ranked and identified in different titles. The lowest rank was the
“Primus Pilus.” (Alchin). “These were six assistants to a legion (“A military unit of the ancient
Roman army made up of infantry with supporting cavalry, numbering some three to six thousand
men”) commander, usually a young senator learning the basics for his career.” (Alchin). Next in
rank would be “Tribune Cohortis: Commander of a Cohort military unit.” (Gtnbg.org). The last
in rank, also the highest rank would be “Tribunus Cohortis Urbanae, which is the urban cohort
commander.” …show more content…
These characteristics are not the best to be identified as when you are going to rule
over Rome. Since Marullus and Flavius needed to do what was best for Rome, they worried
about Caesar. Caesar isn 't exactly who they wanted to take over Rome.
The people of Rome who didn’t appreciate Caesar had to be worried. The first reason to
be worried about Caesar would be because he is heartless. In Act one , Scene two, we find more
about Caesar and who he really is. Caesar has forgotten the people who cared for him and had
even saved his life. If Caesar can’t care for his close friends and loved ones, he surely would not
care for the people in Rome. Many could starve. Many could die. I would assume Caesar would
be uncaring towards them. Until he himself is living in poverty, there might be a change. This is
a possibility of why Marullus and Flavius are worried about Caesar taking over Rome.
Marullus and Flavius could be worried about Caesar having people killed. Caesar should
know he is disliked by some. He killed Pompey. “Caesar wants to be surrounded by people who
he can trust and aren’t watching him, or planning against him.” (Caesar). If he wanted to, he