Roman Republic Essays
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The Roman Republic was successful because of Citizen-soldiers and the Punic wars, but viewed as a failure because the 12 table laws, and the citizen-soldiers as well. The citizen-soldiers were a success because they had a skillful army that was well trained and was very large, so they had no problems when invaders came, “Rome’s success was due to skillful diplomacy and to its loyal, well-trained army. The basic military included about 5,000 men”. The Punic Wars were also a...
The rise and eventual breakdown of the Roman Republic is deemed to be one of the most important events in Roman history. Marcus Tullius Cicero had a lasting impact on the downfall of the Roman Republic, however this impact, once explored more, can be seen to be a less obvious and underlying cause. Due to Cicero’s politically-charged writings, mislead beliefs and power-hungry associates, cracks began to form to become what is now known as the downfall of the Roman Republic....
Weakness in military recruitment was only the beginning of issues for the Republic. Crises kept occurring throughout 149 BCE-88 BCE. The Romans didn’t care for any new city-states so they intentionally minimized administration, which caused issues with provinces. The provinces felt they lacked contributions to the Roman government. An extortion court began in 149 BCE to try corrupt governors but was not very effective. The government continuously failed to integrate provinces into administration or society. Soon arose the Agricultural-Military Crisis...