29 - BeingKnown 29/09/200812:32:00

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Being Known 29/09/2008 12:32:00 By a system of checks and balances in its constitution for monarchy, oligarchy,  and democracy, Rome was able to have a near perfect balance of power. Fundamental mix of citizenship and military service very important in Rome It was every citizens duty to fight for Rome. All eligible males had to report for duty once a year. o You had to own land to be a citizen soldier in Rome You had to serve 10 yrs in the army before you could become an officer, and  the officers were voted into power Army maintained order with harsh discipline and great rewards All duties strictly explained When people came to vote for magistrates, it was the people who had  commanded and gained the respect of the most soldiers who won reinforced the roman ideals of loyalty and deference to authority publius servilius consul and censor, very successful general had man condemned for another crime, because the man had refused to  dismount and move aside on a narrow road when servilius was trying to pass  in the opposite direction deference to authority shown here nobility is a very Roman term nobilitas comes from the latin word for ‘I know’ so we can see that the  nobilitas was a group of people who were known, because their ancestors  were known for doing something great Romans strongly believe that you inherited the character traits of your father
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