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  • Roman Senate

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    believed that the senate was founded by Romulus, the first king of the Roman Kingdom. It consisted 100 patricians in its early period. Unlike its power in the republic, the senate did not have more power than advising the King legislatively. But the senate still held tremendous prestiges since it consisted of the wealthiest and the most powerful members of the society. SPQR, the abbreviation of “Senate and the people of Rome” that shows the reputation of the senate, means the Roman society was consisted

  • The Role Of The Senate In The Roman Empire

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    administrative power. An example that shows the role of the Senate is: “Senators during the Republic held the greatest power in the Roman state. They had many responsibilities, such as governing of all of Rome’s finances, making critical decisions about deploying the military, guiding all the diplomatic missions and engaging in commerce or investing in the trade.” (Roman Republic and Empire VOL.3 / Pg. 198) As it can be seen from the quote, the Senate was an institution that ran the whole Republic. Its

  • How Did The Roman Senate Change

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    ancient Roman Senate was a government body that advised the rulers of Rome. It was the only one to survive the long history of ancient Rome. It went through many changes since it was established around 750 BC by Romulus, the founder and first king of Rome. Both the role it played and its structural makeup changed greatly as Rome went through different phases of government. During the early monarchy, the Senate developed as an advisory council that had no constitutional powers. The Senate had the

  • The Functions and History of the Roman Senate Essay

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    The Functions and History of the Roman Senate In today's modern world representative government is the norm. Nearly all governments are ruled by their citizens via a republic or some other type of governing body. However, in the ancient world, this standard of democratic government had not yet taken hold; political control still belonged to the few elite, rich, and powerful persons and influential families. Thus, we have a contrast between governments of the ancient world and our modern day

  • Differences Between The Plefuans And The Patricians

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    gained more power after the kings were overthrown, there were disastrous results for the plebeians. There are many things that lead to the revolt, first, while the plebeians had the right to vote, they could not hold a political office, or sit in the Senate. The rule of the patricians proved to be as oppressive as the kingship had and the struggle began in earnest between the two classes. Second to add insult to injury the plebeians were even worse off monetarily. Not only were there great economic hardships

  • Essay On The Fall Of The Roman Republic

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    Discuss the role of the senate, powerful generals and politicians in the collapse of the roman republic. The Roman Republic was a very successful system, but it had a number of challenges which would ultimately spell its downfall. The fall of the Roman Republic is said of having taken place across a couple of centuries. The fall was caused by some internal and external factors. The Roman senate was a political institution in ancient Rome. It was the governing and advisory council that proved to

  • Athens: Social Contract Theory Of Citizenship In Athens

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    government to some or all of its people. Each citizen had a balance called social contract theory of citizenship which was their individual rights such as the right to vote, and their individual responsibilities, such as the duty to serve one country. Romans citizen was more judged on how their behavior was towards the family, neighbors, and property. While Athens focused more the citizen responsibility than the citizen rights. Citizenship was a thing both in Athens

  • The Fall of the Roman Empire to the Republic

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    From the early history of the Roman Empire, within the beginnings of the Republic, we will examine the period when the reign of kings comes to an end and social classes become established among the populace. From this point, will see how the oppression of one class against another leads up to a breaking-point with the revolt of one against another. Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was the seventh, and last Etruscan king (reigned from 534 to 510 BC) of Rome who was overthrown and exiled for his cruelty

  • A Good Oration : An Important Importance Of Oration

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    Oration is the act of giving a formal speech with a certain style and manner. When one is listening to a real orator, they believe in what he is saying. Persuasion is an important aspect of a good orator. A good orator persuades the people believe in what he is say through the proper means. The orator is successful when the people agree with his statements and recognize this by applauding him. The orator has then done his job by making the people agree with him through persuasion and other means

  • Essay about Discourses on Livy: Republics and the Decemvirate

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    republic, but almost inescapably turn wicked. This wickedness caused the decemvirate to form. We will look into the darkness of the decemvirate and show that even when pushed by the people it ended up turning for the worse until it was ruinous for the Roman republic. Eventually the decemvirate shifted the political view back towards