CLASS 2612 HR Ch 5 - CLASS 2612 ch.5 RD Cursus Honorum Hierarchy of senatorial offices within which contemporaries competed against one another to

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CLASS 2612 ch.5 RD Cursus Honorum: Hierarchy of senatorial offices within which contemporaries competed against one another to move up from quaestor or praetor to consul. At each stage, successively less people would fail to advance because fewer positions were available. The tribune of the plebs and the aedile positions were optional. A patrician could only run for the tribune if he renounced his status. Quaestiones Perpetuae: A series of courts created in 149 to try specific offenses by magistrates and senators. Accusers presented their cases to juries chosen from members of the senate who would then issue verdicts that could not be repealed. Popular Leadership Vs. Senate: Governing elite began to base their position more on their ability to court popularity. This shift represents a return to older style of leadership, before the reforms that elevated the senate above individual officeholders. The senate relied on its high prestige and willingness of officeholders to acquiesce to it. However, if officeholders sought popular support, there was little to restrain them. Tribunes became
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course -2 2610 taught by Professor Mikels,j. during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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CLASS 2612 HR Ch 5 - CLASS 2612 ch.5 RD Cursus Honorum Hierarchy of senatorial offices within which contemporaries competed against one another to

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