Romeass12 - Nitish Venkatesh 119-134 Assignment#1270 We have seen that as a consequence of the Second Punic War(218-201 Rome had extended her

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Nitish Venkatesh 119-134 Assignment #1270) We have seen that as a consequence of the Second Punic War (218-201) Rome had extended her dominion over wide regions of the Mediterranean world. Nevertheless, the governing elite appears “to have had no clear plan for expanding Rome’s power or for establishing its authority” ( Romans 120). In what fashion did the Romans proceed? Made arrangements piecemeal as they responded to the unfolding of events 71) In the early stages of her development Rome had a very small bureaucracy or administration. She had preferred instead to allow local communities the task of attending to most of their needs. After the Second Punic War, however, Roman armies were stationed in many places, and the attempt to manage affairs in such far-flung regions put enormous strains upon Roman institutions and upon the officeholders themselves. What was the first problem of this order which your text mentions? Need of Funds 72) What problem was presented by the fact that many theatres of operation were distant from Rome? Observation by magistrates and by the senate 73) What problem arose from the fact that the generals who commanded Roman armies operated in theatres that were far from Rome? 74) What was one plausible response to these specific problems? Increasing the number of high officials
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What change, for example, occurred in the number of praetors elected for each year? Two praetors anually 76) What consideration restrained the Roman elite from increasing the number of magistracies and offices too greatly? Diluting their prestige and honor 77) What was the measure known as “prorogation”? Extending the terms of some officials 78) Here is a theme that we have seen emerging: In the late third and second centuries, what body took the lead in the conduct of wars and diplomacy? Proconsul or propraetor 79) What function did legates or legati serve? Goes on embassies outside of Italy, or to advise a governor who was winding up a major campaign. Maybe from the senate 80) What body took primary responsibility for assigning duties to the new magistrates and officials? Senate
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Romeass12 - Nitish Venkatesh 119-134 Assignment#1270 We have seen that as a consequence of the Second Punic War(218-201 Rome had extended her

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