Rome

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Rome



Roman Essay



There were two great times of social disturbence in the Roman era. The first upheaval
occurred in circa 445 BC. The second upheaval took place during Julius Caesarís term of
dictatorship. This took place about 45 BC. In both these cases the classes changed and
were allowed rights that they havenít had before. During the Struggle of Orders, the
pleabeains wanted representation in the senate. During the late republic, many
aristocrats were buying the farms from the small farmers. Due to this the farmers had no
where but the army to turn for money. So in the late republic a leader by the name of
Scipio Aemilianus gave there soldiersí land to cultivate after their term in the army was
over.

Before the Struggle of Orders, the pleabeins did not have any representation in the
senate. Representation is exactly what they had wanted. They wanted a voice because they
didnít think that they were being heard. The patricians at that time the only men allowed
in the senate. They were protected by anybody in the senate. The plebeians were right;
the men of the senate only made laws that benefited themselves. They would not make laws
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