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Unformatted text preview: 136-149Assignment 13110) Your text indicates that the first half of the second century B.C., that is, during the fifty years after the Second Punic War, marked the high point of the domination of the state by the Senate and the nobility (nobiles). What does it foreshadow for the third quarter of the second century?Steady accumulation of political tensions and division would lead to the emergence of new forms of political activity that would undermine the senate’s leadership111) After the Second Punic War (218-201), when new opportunities became available to the full range of Roman citizens, to what extent did the office of consul or censor become more accessible to a wider range of families?Page 136 or maybe 137112) In the second century B.C., how many senators were there and what officials chose them?300113) When a magistrate of the state consulted the Senate, the Senate issued an advisory decree. What was the Latin term for this advisory decree?Senatus consultum114) What again was the precise formal role of the Senate?To advise115) Your text says that senatorial decrees were not determined by a strict majority vote. What instead determined the process according to which the Senate expressed its advice?Create a broad consensus for or against policies and individuals116) List four functions served by the Senate in the period after the Second Punic War.Determined the tasks that magistrates would perform, fixed the funds that governors would receive to finance their operations, selected the magistrates whose terms in office would be extended, and ruled on the acceptability of treaties that generals in the field had negotioated117) Upon what did the Senate’s place in the Roman political order rest?On its great prestige and authority, and on the acquiescence of elected officials who themselves were senators118) Did the Senate possess any specific constitutional power “to command, to punish, to enact laws, or to implement policies”?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course MAT 443 taught by Professor Roberts during the Winter '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.
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