The Fall of The Roman Republic The Ancient Roman Republics downfall can be linked to the corruption of the government. Conflicts of the government powers lead the government to become inefficient thusly leading to its fall. The Roman Constitution was unwritten; it was more of a collection of oral traditions and laws that was passed down, and over time parts became vague and undefined. Being that they weren’t written down lead to conflicts of interpretation and obstruction of the traditions and laws. Disputes over jurisdiction were common with how vague the laws were, but the willingness to compromise and the Romans desire for a consensus kept that to a minimum. The Roman government was made up of the magistrates, the tribunes, and the senate. The magistrates were a group of 4 quaestors, 4 aediles, 2 consuls, 2 censors, and a praetor. The tribunes originally consisted of only two people but later moved up to a total of ten people. The senate consisted of a large group of people who greatly influenced the policies of the Roman Republic. The officials were not paid and had to get by with their own personal earnings, other patricians or wealthy plebians would bribe the officials to get what they wanted from the political system. Almost anyone could bribe officials, so in the end they didn’t have as much power as it should have. This caused internal conflict and ended up being one of the affairs that lead ultimately to the fall of the Roman Republic. The next factors would have to be the three crises that the empire had. The first crisis involved Tiberius Gracchus and the fact that his land distribution program became a law and this caused instability between Gracchus and the senate thus causing him and his 300 supporters to be killed. The second crisis involved Gaius Gracchus, he implemented programs and laws that helped the commoners, and provided for the economic development of Rome as a whole. Violence was used by the senators and wealthy plebians to rally against. Gracchus and 3,000 people died due to the fact that he used force to resist them. The third crisis involved the man Saturninus, he was originally a tribune, but ended up a dictator. His use of mass violence and appeals to achieve great power succeeded for him. However, a man named Marius used his soldiers to beat Saturninus and restore order in Rome. All three of these crises just added to the deterioration of Rome’s government and split it apart more. Rome’s military problems are the third factor in to its fall. The Comitia Populi
Fall of the Roman Republic
After Rome’s conquest of the central Mediterranean from 387 BCE to 146 BCE there republic slowly fell due to many factors from these conquest including spoils of war, increase of population the militarization of politics, and the lack of a written constitution.
Rome went into a number of wars against the trading city of Carthage from 264 BCE to 146 BCE. During this time Rome suffered a number of losses during this time but unless you take…
United State of America is heading to the same fate as the Roman. First, the election spend were expensive at the Roman Replulic election and it was one of the reason that they fall. Today the American election is costing too much money which is just smiliar to the same thing the Romans politican went through. Second, one of the fastest way at the Roman Republic to get rich is to hold a public office. In contrast to the American Republic politican these days start their election poor and they end…
The Fall of the Roman Republic
There are many events that led up to the fall of the Roman Republic such as when Julius Caesar was appointed “dictator for life” in 44 B.C. The Battle of Actium that took place at 31 B.C. And the thing that really transitioned the Roman Republic into becoming the Roman empire again was when Octavian (also name Augustus) was granted power from the senate at 27 B.C. All these events ended up transitioning the Roman political system from becoming a Republic into a…
As one of the first republics and influencing empires, the Roman Republic is one that is commonly shunned due to the fame of the latter Roman Empire. The Roman Republic (509 BC – 27 BC) was mainly centered with the city of Rome.2 Future expansion gave the republic control of the complete Italy territory, the entire Mediterranean, North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Greece, France, and much of the East.1 The Roman Republic came to a rise when the Roman people fought and gained their…
it happen. He had all it took to be a good leader for Caesar all it took was courage and selfishness to get to where he was.
After the fall of the Roman Empire things got very difficult for Caesar. Not even that could hold him back. Caesar was responsible for the conquest of Gaul and brought the military back to Rome and also overthrew the republic.
The fall of Rome caused Western Europe to enter a period of time with political, social, and economic decline. This period was called the Dark Ages…
periods: early monarchy, Roman republic, and Roman Empire. The Roman Republic lasted from 509-27 BC. Roman republic replaced the monarchy.
The transition from monarchy to republic was based upon the establishment of a republic with a constitution. Rome was originally ruled by a king that was chosen, not based on heredity. After a period in which the monarchy expanded its powers, the local aristocracy, in 509 BC, overthrew the king, abolished monarchy and established a republic with a constitution.…
Ancient Rome: The Rise and fall
A dominating empire, power and determination raced through the veins of all citizens. Relentlessly showing the advancements in their technology towards the other civilizations in the Mediterranean Basin was Ancient Rome. A city so strong that even when the invasion of the Barbarians, the Romans were able to still keep the cities language, their biggest continuity. However, strong or pronounced a civilization is, it shall fall eventually from its Achilles heel…
Gracchus?Civil War Period?
Shift from Republic to Empire? DescribeLoyalty of soldier? Julius CaesarTriumvirate
Ides of MarchOctavian?
Trade system? Basis?Succession to throne?
Problems with Empire? Why the Fall-specifics?Diocletian?
Constantine?Huns? Germanic invasions?
Roman Achievements?The major contribution to Western CIF.? Dates of Republic/Empire/ByzantineTrajan?
Garrison Valliere AP World Summer Assignment Mr. McCullough
One of the greatest empires of the ancient world was that of Ancient Rome. Ancient Rome was created, in the 6th century bce and grew to be the world’s greatest empire until it’s fall in the 5th century ce. Like all nations, no matter how great, there must be changes and continuities made in order to keep that nation in order. Rome was no exception. During it’s time, Rome was host to many political, social, and economic changes…
take write my response to this question. Definitely doesn’t matter how you do, just thought I would clarify for any one still a bit confused.
My plan is to take the main examples provided for why each is successful and format it as follows: Roman Republic, Roman Empire, both, hit on other civilizations, misc. I’m planning to link examples that explain how other emperors didn’t do what Rome did correctly directly with my fact on what Rome did do correct. As far as the second half of the question goes…