The Roman Army And War Essay

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The answer is “yes” with no doubt about it, the Roman Army and war were the central shaper of Roman history alongside the government, culture and the economy because in history these things go together hand and hand or they are a factor of one another. However the government, culture and the economy together were more important in shaping the history of Rome than the army and war alone. The people of Roman overthrew the Etruscan kings to form their own form of government which they called a Republic. They understood changing the structure of the government was key to transform their civilization and to give the majority of their people a voice. Republic means a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives and which has an elected or nominated person rather than a monarch. This structure helped the Romans to have flexibility in their system. This structure changed the ruling of Rome toward their citizens and noncitizens or people who had been captured when Rome expanded(lecture note williamson-rise of Rome). when we look at the government structure of Roma. They had two Consuls; the reason behind having two Consuls was to divide the power and to avoid the king mentality. Under the Consuls, they had two proconsuls whose job was to overlook the kingdom when the Consuls went to war. The senate was made up of three hundred people and its job was to remember the law, so the upcoming leader wouldn’t change the law, however they…

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