-They created gov’t offices that could only be held by plebeians.
-They protected the rights of the plebeians.
Rome became a tripartite? What’s a tripartite?
-A government made up of 3 parts (Like the USA)
-Could Veto (Prohibit Laws from passing)
-Remained in office for 1 year
Latin: Roman Language
-Veto ( I forbid)
-Council of wealthy and powerful Romans that advise the city leaders
-Began with more Pat senators, but more plebs served over time
-Senate became powerful, magistrates didn’t want to anger senate when many of them would become senators.
-So none become too powerful
-Other magistrates worked under the consul. They were elected for a year
-Officials made the laws, many of who were originally Pats.
- Plebeians were arrested for laws they didn’t know existed
12 Tables? Bronze Tablets 1st laws were written on.
-Displayed in the forum, Rome’s meeting place
-Duty to the city. People felt obligated to attend assemblies and vote in elections
-Wealthy people felt needed they have to hold office. They were admired for it.
-Not everyone could, was complicated process
-One consul member can block actions of another
-Gov’t Powerful when agreed, fights when disagreed
-Palatine Hill on one side, housed richest Romans
-Capitoline Hill was on the other side, where temples stood
What happened there?
-Peopled talked, debated, etc and also served as a meeting place for gov’t and religious meetings
-Most city leaders were found there as they would give speeches to the common people (Always packed)
-Gladiator fights may occur for people not interested in speeches