HUM 111 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC march 11

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HUM 111 THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Professor Sonia Sorrell Chronology : Etruscans: 900-509BC, beginning of Roman Republic Roman Republic: 509-31BC, Battle of Actium (or 27BC “Augustus”) Roman Empire: 31BC-476AD, Odoacer became Emperor of Rome Age of Augustus: 31BC-14AD (the “Golden Age of Rome”) Etruscans: Precursors of the Romans Legacy to Rome Roman Republic: Last king overthrown in 509BC, founding of Rome Civil and military leadership Senate: 300 older men, most powerful, only advise but extreme influence; elected for life; older may lead to more conservatism Assembly: male citizens that could vote Struggle of the Orders Patricians – claimed they were descendants of founding fathers; about 5-7% of the population Plebeians – little by little they gained wealth; wanted more power Law of Twelve Tables (450BC) - written by Patricians, so it benefited them - Plebeians could now intermarry with Patricians - Natural Law: universal laws that should appeal to anyone at anytime;
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