ACLC 2-20 - ACLC 2/20/08 Republican Rome Rome founded in...

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ACLC 2/20/08 Republican Rome - Rome founded in 6 th cen. - (753 acc. Myth) - Etruscan Monarchs ruled Rome for ~200 years. o Tarquins, last line of Estruscan monarchs o Expulsed ~510 - Roman senate o Existed alongside monarch in an advisory role o That advisory role persisted into the republican period immediately following the expulsion of the Tarquins. - Consuls o 2 consuls elected by the Assembly of Roman Citizens from a group selected by and from the senate. - Senate had no legally binding power over Consuls, who shared almost absolute power during their one year terms o One consul had the power to veto another - Senate influenced consular policy, however, because consuls were themselves senators and only held office for a short 1 year period. - Assembly of Citizens o Made up of plebeians o Received “shape” from Servius Tullius Etruscan monarch o Legal rights that Senate lacked o Had little real power Clientele Relationship between patroni and clients Client o Freeman who entrusted himself to the patronage of
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ACLC 2-20 - ACLC 2/20/08 Republican Rome Rome founded in...

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