lecture 7 & 8 - Lecture 7/8: THE ROMAN THEATER (see...

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Lecture 7/8: THE ROMAN THEATER ( see Lect. 7 ); THE ROMAN CONSTITUTION I. The Roman Constitution: general characteristics: pragmatism and goodwill 1. Tribunes had sacrosanctity 2. Nice constitution for small city state, horrible for this size 3. Not ever written down 4. Tribunes are much more powerful II. Case in point: consul; veto; proconsul; imperium III. The other magistrates; cursus honorum (cf. Kamm, pp. 14-17) 1. praetor; urbanus , peregrinus ; edict 2. aedile 3. quaestor IV. Further magistrates 1. tribune of the plebs; Hortensian Law of 287 B.C .; the Gracchi a. senate is not a body that can do anything. Technically only an advisory body. Instead of abolishing a tribune, they keep them. b. Senate cannot overturn a decision c. After 287, people are forced to work together d. The legislative power is in the hands of the people e. The tribunes did not construct the will of the establishment. f.
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