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Ryan Hayes Hst 197 NA Jenny Ernie-Steighner Written Assignment 3 A few of the most positive elements of Roman politics are the Senate and its relation with people, Roman principles regarding money transactions, and Roman burial rituals as well as respect for the gods. According to Polybius, the Senate was to respect the wishes or feelings of the people. The Senate was also unable to pass a decree or even hold a meeting if there was a veto (Polybius 107). For the Romans, receiving a bribe or any improper profit was considered disgraceful and the penalty was death for doing any kind of unlawful transaction (Polybius 111). The Romans held funerals and buried their dead, and the commonwealth had such a fear of the gods that it kept the people together (Polybius 110 + 112 respectively). This biography has both sides of Caesar, the good is shown by his own qualities (which include his sexual affairs and his lust for power Suetonius 125 and 119 respectively), but the negatives are shown by the way the senate acts towards him. His best qualities include several
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