During the period of the Late Republic, the governmental system of Rome began to break down and after many years
of civil war and it was being replaced by an Imperial system. Discuss the problems facing Rome at the end of the Republican period, the transition to Imperial rule, and the positives and negatives of one man rule. That is, from the struggle for power between Pompey, Crassus, and Caesar through the final establishment of Augustus (Octavian) as Emperor. End your discussion by examining how the Imperial Succession was handled.