Roman Republic

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  • The Early Roman Republic

    Introduction The early Romans were suffered under the rule of Tarquinus Superbus. Therefore, they united their efforts to expel Tarquines (510 BCE) and created a republic, a form of government in which elected official share power (Morey 1901b). However, in the beginning Rome was a aristocratic republic, not a democratic republic, in which only a small group of citizens could sit in public office. This group of aristocrat was the patricians (Morey 1901c). The patricians were the descendants of the old families that made up the early Romans (Morey 1901a). On the other hand, there was another group of people who populated Rome the most, the plebeians. They made up about 95 percent of Rome’s population (Frey & Bergez 2004: 318). They consisted mainly of people from other cities that had been conquered and brought to Rome or of people who ran from their cities and sought refuge in Rome. In the beginning, they were considered subjects, and not citizens, without any private nor public rights (Morey 1901a). Just like the kings, the…

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  • Roman Constitution: The Roman Republic

    The Roman Republic The Roman Constitution had three elements, each of them owned individualistic powers, and each of them shared their power so well that they didn’t know what to say if whether the constitution is an aristocracy, democracy, or tyranny. The Consuls known as “magistrates” advantaged the military and are the ultimate masters of the government. The Senate proposed laws and had the control of the money and other valuable things. The constitution made a list or categories of who could…

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  • Roman Republic Analysis

    My viewpoint to the roman republic will consist of why the roman republic ended. I will start off by explaining the formation of the roman republic then talk about the rise and the fall of it. The roman republic lasted a long time in which it shows its strengths. A big reason why the roman republic lasted so long was because the success of the great leaders. Overall, the fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t caused by a single event. Describing the foundation of the Roman Republic in my opinion was…

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  • The Collapse Of The Roman Republic

    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…

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  • Roman Republic Downfall

    The question of what could of caused the downfall of the powerful Roman Republic is a well known question. There are many events and causes that could of lead to such a crushing defeat for the Republic, but a few known things are the main cause. It is well known that Rome had always been a huge power in the western world and even held control of most of the known world for its time. However, the surface of Rome seemed to hide the growing madness, corruption, and bloodshed that was used to pave…

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  • Rome: The Roman Republic

    Latins were the first people to reside in Rome during 1000 BC. Then in 616 BC, the Etruscans took over and helped started Roman culture. Rome started off as a Republic, but slowly transitioned into an empire. Among the emperors of Rome, Octavian Caesar was the greatest emperor Rome ever had. Rome created mankind’s first republican government that was ran by elected officials. It all started with the overthrowing of a monarch king, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, and in 509 BC it had a…

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  • Caesar's Contribution Of Caesar To The Roman Republic

    Julius Caesar came to power he pardoned and promoted two men who served in Pompeys army cassias and Brutus. The two men were left in charge of two major territories, Cassius was given Syria and Brutus was left in charge of Macedonia. Brutus and Cassius returned the favor by assassinating the very man who pardoned them. Julius Caesar’s assassination was a devastating blow to the roman republic, the republic was left with no one to run its government. Marcus Antonius who was one of Caesars…

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  • The Rise Of The Roman Republic

    The political system that governed the Roman republic was essential to its success. However, as the Romans expanded their territory, the republic was not able to effectively govern due to the influx of land, wealth and citizens that it now presided over. As the Republic of Rome expanded quite rapidly, the system in which it governed with became less and less viable. Between 284 and 44 BCE, the map in our textbook shows that the republic went from controlling solely Italy, to conquering Spain,…

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  • Constitutional Revolutions: The Rise And Fall Of The Roman Republic

    constitution, however, before the Roman constitution, a Greek historian named Polybius claimed these were flawed and too ‘simple’. According to Polybius these constitutions operated under one of four types, kingship, aristocracy, democracy, and mob rule. These constitutions with the formation of civilization, begin and with kingship and work their way down respectively and are cyclical, as Polybius would point out “Constitutional revolutions…change, are transformed, and return to their original…

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  • Roman Republic

    Art and architecture have contributed to identity in the Roman world since Romulus and Remus gave birth to “the city on the hill”. We see art and architecture used in the Roman world to convey meaning, often, a meaning of change or remembrance. While this change or remembrance does not always revolve directly around personal identity, it contributes to the identity of a time period; it gives us an understanding of what was important to the people. This, in essence, is what Torelli describes in…

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