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  • The Fall of The Roman Republic

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    The Roman Republic ultimately failed due to the lack of large-scale wars and other crises that had united the Roman populous early in the history of the Roman Republic. Roman leadership and honor became compromised. In the absence of war and crisis, Rome’s leaders failed to develop the honor and leadership necessary to maintain the Republic. The Roman Republic was founded in 509 BC after the ruling Tarquins abused their extensive power as monarchs and were overthrown. The goal of the Roman Republic

  • The Era Of The Roman Republic

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    left wondering how it all changed. This series of changes is seen in the ancient Roman republic in its last century. After a lot of chaos between unpopular politicians and new laws, certain individuals stepped into the government and swayed its focus to conquest and personal gain. Civil wars and class conflicts broke out in Rome due to aristocratic senators and ambitious generals, only to be met with the end of the republic. Rome desperately needed reform, but the ways that it was being brought about

  • The Roman Republic

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    The Roman Republic began approximately around 509 B.C. when the nobles drove the King and his family out of Rome. This monumental incident helped shape the start to the transformation of the monarchy into a republican governmental system. This is known to have begun by that of the Roman nobles trying to hold their power that they had gained. The Republic was “[a] city-state [which] was the foundation of Greek society in the Hellenic Age; in the Hellenistic Age, Greek cities became subordinate to

  • The Roman Republic

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    Because aristocratic families in ancient Rome did not want a government dominated by one ruler, they overthrew the king to avoid losing their own power and established the Roman Republic in 509 B.C. In this new government, the idea was that an entire community of people would take part in the government. Though it was to include all citizens, it was dominated by the patricians: the elite, noble and upper class of Rome, with the plebeians (anyone who wasn 't a patrician) bringing up the rear. Structurally

  • The Roman Republic

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    The Roman Republic Rome was not always the great empire that people believe it was. In the beginning it was a kingdom, then it turned into a republic. Republic itself is translated means " the public thing". Rome was built on the seven hills of Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine, and Capitolline on the left side of the river. In the Republic the patrician class controlled the government but over time the plebians (common people) began to take control. The executive

  • The Roman Republic And Roman Empire

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    Roman Republic vs Roman Empire The Roman Republic flourished for almost 500 years, until the Roman Empire started. Although the Roman Republic gave more power to the people, the Roman Empire brought great prosperity to Rome and its people. Many factors caused this rare transition of going from a system with elected officials to a society ruled by a dictator. The Roman Republic was the time of the ancient Roman civilization. They’re government was one where the officials were elected. This republican

  • Julius Caesar And The Roman Republic

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    In the late Roman Republic, the empire was close to descending into anarchy. The last century leading into the Common Era was fueled by political violence and murder. This was a result of a civil war occurring between the optimates, those who sought to extend power to the Senate, and the populares, who were in support of improving the life of the plebeians. Murder was synonymous with the political system and as a result, the Democracy was crumbling. There were several historical figures that sought

  • Gnaeus Pompey and the fall of the Roman Republic

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    as the reforms of the Gracchi brothers’ meant that the Rome was facing a Republic that was already deteriorating before Pompey had stepped into power. While Pompey’s quest for power was harmful, many other factors were also baleful to the Republic, and were hence instrumental in its decline. Gnaeus Pompeius’s measures to gain power were harmful because it was primarily a paradox to the principles of being part of a Republic with all its notions of shared and short power. The fundamental reason why

  • Julius Caesar: The Fall Of The Roman Republic

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    Throughout the course of the Roman Republic, there were major conspiracies, alliances, and power struggles, but no person was able to establish political dominance for life and carry on that power until Julius Caesar. Although there was an assortment of people seeking political dominance, the Republic was able to last for hundreds of years. When Julius Caesar entered Rome after the leader of the old government, who declared Caesar an enemy, retired, he became an orator. This position propelled him

  • Essay On The Roman Republic

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    Patrick Ferraiolo Ms. Zbreznj Early Civilizations May 13, 2014 The Roman Republic Throughout time, history has proven that a great government style is the key for having a dominant and long lasting civilization. Without a solid government structure, a civilization is doomed to fail and will eventually fall into ruin. A republic is one of the styles of government that is beneficial to everyone who uses it. The republic style of government was created to benefit the common people and hard working

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