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By Kathleen Kuiper

ISBN-10: 1615301070

ISBN-13: 9781615301072

Echoes of old Roman techniques of governance, legislation, and society nonetheless ring through the international at the present time. A stranger to neither struggle nor wealth, historical Rome used to be formed as a lot via strife because it was once by way of prosperity. the growth of the Roman Empire used to be buoyed through this cultures tendency to embody traditions of its newly assimilated peoples, making Rome a cradle of unending and enduring chances. The historical past of an outstanding empire is acknowledged during this sweeping quantity.

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Livy indicates that according to some sources the consular tribunate was created because Rome was faced with three wars simultaneously. Because there is evidence that there was no prohibition against plebeians becoming consuls, scholars have suggested that the reason for the innovation was the growing military and administrative needs of the Roman state; this view is corroborated by other data. Beginning in 447 BC, two quaestors were elected as financial officials of the consuls, and the number increased to four in 421 BC.

Plebeian tribunes were duly elected representatives of Rome’s general populace in governmental matters. Two plebeian aediles served as Though not as powerful as their Senate counterparts, their assistants in managing tribunes could sponsor bills for legislation and punish the affairs of the city. Although magistrates for misconduct. Private Collection/The they were thought of as the Stapleton Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library champions of the people, persons elected to this office came from aristocratic families and generally Modern scholars disagree about the favoured the status quo.

When the Romans threatened terrible punishment, the Syracusans found it necessary to cooperate with the Carthaginians. The Roman army and fleet under Marcus Claudius Marcellus, which speedily appeared before the town, were completely baffled by the mechanical contrivances that the Syracusan mathematician Archimedes had invented in 213 for the defense of the city. Meanwhile, the revolt against Rome spread in the interior of the island, and a Carthaginian fleet gained control of towns on the south coast.

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