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  • Republic's Politics And Turmoil Lead
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    To this day historians debate the reasons for the decline and fall of the Roman Republic; some arguing that conquests by Roman generals allowed them to overpower Republican institutions. To say that these powerful military leaders and their influence over Rome were solely responsible for the fall of the Republic would be nearsighted at best. The decline of the Republic began in the middle of the second century B.C. with political, economic, and social events. These events in addition to the burd...
  • Terrible Problems For Rome As A Republic
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    Overview In all of Rome's conquests, Rome grew so large so quickly that crises in society, government and morals began to develop beyond control. The final result ended in the fall of the Republic and the beginning of the Empire. There are many reasons as the final fall, and I will elaborate on a few that I think are most pertinent. So Many Rulers, So Little Time Rome had the pleasure of encountering its first civil war in 133 BC, and part of the cause for this was due to ruling of the Empire an...
  • Rome By Julius Caesar
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    The Breakdown of the Republic by Thomas Humphrey The Romans built one of the most extensive empires in the history of the world. The fall of a republican system to a dictatorship was gradual and was brought about by many different factors. One major aspect which was vital to the breakdown was the advent of physical force into the political arena. This violence or imposed violence for political gain caused instability and paved the way for an extended period of civil war which ended in a dictator...
  • Trade Routes Between Rome
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    The Rise of Rome The Roman Republic began in 509 B.C.E. with the overthrow of the Etruscan monarchy. In 27 B.C. E the Roman Empire began with Octavian Caesar becoming the emperor, this ended almost 500 years of republican self-government. There is much debate over why Rome became so powerful so quickly. Many think it had to do with Rome's military strength. Others think that it was because Rome knew of and controlled most of the trade routes. Still others believed it had to do with the technolog...
  • 9 The Beginnings Of The Roman Republic
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    king' was a violent episode. Archaeology has also revealed Publius Valerius as a historical character: at about the right date, 'the companions of Polios Valesios' made a dedication to Mars at Satricum, a Latin town some forty miles south of Rome. (7) But that local warlord seems to have little in common with the democratic constitutionalist of the Roman story. The trouble with archaeological discoveries is that they encourage the Schliemann fallacy: find the site of Troy, and you " ve proved th...

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