08-04-14 --- LTWL19C Lecture 4

08-04-14 --- LTWL19C Lecture 4 - 08-04-14 133-30 BC: last...

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08-04-14 133-30 BC: last hundred years of the fully functioning Republic Democracy (Ancient Athens): o Every Voter got to vote on everything for the nation o Every Voter’s vote was equal Roman Republic o Voting weighted in favor of the wealthy o No written constitution 1. Roman Government a. Consul: two consuls elected per year i. Had to wait 10 years, normally, before being consul again ii. Gave all the aristocrats a chance to rule iii. Originally had unending power, but widdled it away… iv. Powers: 1. General in war a. Every Roman politician who aspired to the top had to have military background b. Praetor: 8 Praetors by the end of the Republic i. Most were judges; 1. Sat upon a Tribunal “raised platform” with his ‘council’ and was in charge of certain areas of justice ii. Level of wealth such that they didn’t have to work to live, made money off of family income and rents and investments c. Aedile: 4 ‘mayors’ of Rome i. Responsibilities: 1. Put on ‘games’
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course LTWL 19C taught by Professor Chamberlain during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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