The Collapse Of The Roman Republic

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The senate in the Roman Republic had created a nice life for themselves with little to no opposition. The senate made their decisions based on what would make them wealthier and there for more powerful in the society of the Roman Republic. The rich got richer, the poor poorer and a few aspiring politicians saw the chance to make a name for themselves using that unfortunate fact in the Roman Republic’s history. This tactic was employed by the Gracchus brothers and that caused a tremor in the lives of the senate but it wouldn’t be enough to topple their golden thrones. It would take the combined effort of three men and the senate themselves to topple the Roman Republic. The First Triumvirate and the eventual assassination of Caesar by the senate would set in motion the collapse of the Roman Republic. It would seem that it was destined for the Roman Republic to fall, because despite the senate’s efforts to keep their power and influence it was them who pushed it over the edge.
The problems of the Republic should have been solvable by compromise, but the aristocratic solidarity upon which the entire Roman system rested began to break down. The death throes of the republic began in 133 BC. with the tribuneship of Tiberius Gracchus, and lasted for a little over a century. The murder
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Though Caesar had ruled with a healthy public reputation certain senators couldn’t live under Caesar. “A conspiracy against his life arose. The conspirators had to act quickly, before Caesar started for Parthia with his legions. Among the conspirators were men whom Caesar had forgiven for fighting against him… and to whom he had given important posts in government.” It would be this final act of political violence that would be the end of the Roman Republic, they just hadn’t known it yet. “Popular writers credit Caesar with destroying the Roman Republic, but Goldsworthy maintains he merely gave it the coup de

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