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Government of Rome during Caesar's Time By: Cody Bennett, Aaron Logsdon, Kayla Riggs
Class Ranks and Assembly Rights Patricians Slaves Plebeians
Patricians Patricians were wealthy citizens of Rome. They usually lived in grand houses and had slaves to do their work for them. Because they were citizens of Rome, they were allowed to go to the Assembly to vote.
Plebeians Plebeians were not wealthy but they were citizens of Rome. They were usually craftsmen or tradesmen and they worked for a living. Because they were citizens of Rome, they were allowed to go to the Assembly to vote
Slaves Slaves had no money, no rights, and no freedom and were not citizens of Rome. Because they were not citizens of Rome, they were not allowed to go to the Assembly to vote.
Roman Government The Roman government was a strange mix of a democracy and a republic. An interesting fact is that the people of Rome took many of their ideas of government from the Ancient Greeks.
SENATORIAL CENSVS as of 02/03/2006 TITLEFULL NAMESTATUSHOUSE ConsulGurrundi Valerius Pontifex MaximusPatricianValerius ConsulSextus HostiliusEquestrianHostilius PraetorLucius Veridius LupusEquestrianVeridius AedileSuetonius RokanEquestrianSuetonius QuaestorBasilus RutilusEquestrianRutilus Tribune of the PlebsArria DraconiaPlebeian SenatorSuetonius SpartacusEquestrianSuetonius SenatorAllaricus Xirinius DominusPatricianXirinius SenatorDamon Arthol DouglasPatricianArthol SenatorDrosylus ValeriusPatricianValerius SenatorMaximusEquestrianMaximus SenatorPendin Tempest SiamicusPatricianTempest SenatorSuetonius Alistair SaturnalicusEquestrianSuetonius SenatorTobias Deloricus DesponiusPatricianDeloricus SenatorVeatrus Suetonius SaturnalicusEquestrianSuetonius
Roman Government Senate Composed of 600 magistrates and ex- magistrates (minimum qualification was election as quaestor) who served for life unless expelled by the censors.
Assemblies These were theoretically composed of all males who were full Roman citizens, though individuals had to attend in person in order to vote. No debate from the floor was possible, and votes were counted in groups, not individually.
The Republic Fails Some of the problems facing the Roman Republic. 1. Rome needed tax money to run the Republic. 2. Elected officials were using their positions to get rich. 3. Rome did not have a police force.
How Julius Caesar Changed the Government Julius Caesar was a great general and an important leader in ancient Rome. During his lifetime, he had held just about every important title in the Roman Republic including consul, tribune of the people, high commander of the army, and high priest. He suggested new laws, most of which were approved by the Senate. He reorganized the army.