Roman Republic - The Roman Republic How did Geography Help...

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Unformatted text preview: The Roman Republic April 20, 2010 How did Geography Help Rome’s Development? How did the Etruscans help shape early Rome? Was a parallel role played by the Greeks in the South of Rome? The Birth of Rome Early 6 th century BCE: City of Rome emerges The Romulus and Remus story Building of first major markets, roads, etc. Romulus & Remus Early Roman Government Consuls Executive authority Military leadership Praetors Judicial authority Interim executive authority in war time Centuriate assembly elects consuls/praetors Senate “advisory” body Temporary appointment of a “dictator” (law- giver) Plebeians & Patricians What were the sources of pleb power? Land ownership Military service What did the plebs want? Council of the Plebs Intermarriage Ability to make laws through “plebiscites” How did class competition work in practice? Early Roman Conquests, 4 th-3 rd cents. BCE Roman war goals & methods How were conquered peoples treated? The prize of Roman citizenship The use of “colonies” (fortified towns) to extend rule & maintain local power Rome’s Struggle with Carthage The Punic Wars: Rome vs. CarthageThe Punic Wars: Rome vs....
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