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Another part of the evolution in Rome

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Another part of the evolution in Rome, especially beginning in Claudius' time (40s CE), involved  the tribal elements from Gaul and other eastern areas. Sometimes with imperial support, they  were allowed to run for positions of middling elite power, and over generations, they too—be it  from Gaul, along the Rhine, or the Greek parts—could ascend to senatorial rank. Of course,  certain emperor's use of freedmen in administration also aided this process.  Also in ethnic terms, the end of the era described in this SparkNote, under Marcus Aurelias in  particular, brings Rome face to face with what would become its most enduring, insurmountable  challenge: the German Barbarians. From the time of Augustus, Rome had seen the German tribes  as a military threat, source of labor, and a reservoir of auxiliary military forces. Some elements 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • middling elite power, imperial margins. Rome, economic situation. Rome, auxiliary military forces., relatively advanced states

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