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By Dr. Matthew Nichols

You be aware of that Rome wasn’t inbuilt an afternoon, yet simply how did a cluster of small hilltop villages extend to turn into one of many maximum empires in history?

Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was once a legion geared up? Did humans quite communicate Latin? What leisure may well you notice on the Colosseum? And what was once lifestyle like for a Roman citizen?

This e-book takes a singular method of answering these kinds of questions and extra. 30-Second historical Rome offers a special perception into essentially the most brilliantly ruled societies, the place army may perhaps and expansive empire cleared the path for technological advances that contributed to shaping our smooth lifestyles. From aqueducts to sewers, from mosaics to scientific diagnoses, this is often the straightest highway towards knowing the 50 key strategies and ideas that constructed and outlined one of many world’s nice civilisations.

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As Rome expanded it needed larger and more permanent armies, capable of sustaining long, distant campaigns. The reforms of the general and politician Marius in the late second century BCE improved pay and removed the wealth qualification, creating a standing army that could be a career choice for poor citizens. This increased both the manpower and the experience of the legions, but also made them look to their individual commanders for reward—a factor partly responsible for Rome’s first-century BCE civil wars.

3-SECOND SURVEY Roman citizens were traditionally divided into patricians and plebeians. While the plebs were more numerous, political power was concentrated in the hands of the patricians. ” His family was of the equestrian order and no members of the senate numbered among his ancestors: he had neither family name nor connections to exploit to gain his first step on the cursus honorum. He was no soldier, so he relied on his skill in the lawcourts. His command of words made him the first new man in 80 years to become consul, in 63 BCE.

While the plebs were more numerous, political power was concentrated in the hands of the patricians. ” His family was of the equestrian order and no members of the senate numbered among his ancestors: he had neither family name nor connections to exploit to gain his first step on the cursus honorum. He was no soldier, so he relied on his skill in the lawcourts. His command of words made him the first new man in 80 years to become consul, in 63 BCE. RELATED HISTORIES CITIZENSHIP SLAVERY MEN & WOMEN 3-SECOND BIOGRAPHIES GAIUS MARIUS 157–83 BCE Roman general and new man, famed for reforming the Roman army MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO 106–43 BCE Roman orator, statesman, philosopher, and new man 30-SECOND TEXT Susanne Turner Class was rigidly bound, legally enforced, and reinforced by dress code; the toga was worn to denote the power and social standing of citizens.

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