However up until 500 BCE, the concept of Democracy was a foreign concept, and the great civilizations of that era were run by monarchs, aristocrats, and religious leaders of sorts. The term, Democracy, stems from the Greek word ‘demokratia’ which means rule by the people and it wasn’t until around 500 BCE in Athens where the first examples of democracy originated. While Athens is widely regarded as the first historical example of a democratic system, some scholars believe that the Roman Empire’s republic system was more democratic than that of the Greek. As I will come to
The people turned to both the Carthagians and the Romans for help. Carthage already had control over Africa, parts of Spain, most of Sicily, and the islands of the Sardinian and Tyrrhenian Sea. The Romans knew that if Carthage made an alliance with Messana, they would not be safe. So, Rome decided to aid Messana even though the Mamertines committed an offence that a few Romans have been punished for. After the Romans sent Appius Claudius on the expedition, the
Rome and Carthage, the two-superpower at the time, had numbers of similarities, differences, advantages and weakness. In this paper, I will explain the strength of the two-mighty empire which existed in ancient times. In addition to that, what lead Rome to become a naval power and how did they achieve that. Body In the early years of the Roman Republic, a civilization in northern Africa almost as powerful as Rome was expanding her influence in several continents. Carthage grows into a trading and commercial empire in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Welcome to the Local Rome! Today we will be covering the very important facts about the rise of the rome republic. Our first story will be about the differences between the people under Etrusken rule. You all should know about the 2 seperate classes in Rome. The Patricans and the Plebians.
Both Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome came about in 30 BC. Both of their monarchs were big rivals. Both countries tried to outdo each other and make better things than each other. Both Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome dealt with transportation but they did so in different ways. Ancient Egypt had decent quality transportation but Ancient Rome had better quality equipment and overall better forms of transportation.
Rome was once a leading moral and physical backbone in the Mediterranean Sea. Their strong shared values and even stronger armies help create Rome into the superpower of the ancient world. However, those values are often forgotten, and in the first century BCE, those values brought change once again for Rome both in government and society. The Republic was done away with and Augustus was named Emperor and the citizens had become more liberal and immoral. The combination of these two phenomena ended up leading to a stricter more traditional society for the Roman people.
In the year 61 BC, Julius Caesar was named governor of Spain. In 60 BC Julius Caesar joined Crassus and Pompey to form an alliance called a triumvirate. A triumvirate is a group of three leaders. “Together Caesar, Pompey and Crassus ruled the lands that Rome controlled.” (www.harcourtschool.com). In 59 BC, Caesar was elected consul, the highest office of Rome and shortly after that he was made Governor of Gaul and was in charge of its military.
Conclusion The three Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome lasted over a century, beginning in 264 BC and ending with the destruction of Carthage in 146 BC. Rome was the dominant power throughout the Italian peninsula, while Carthage was the leading maritime power in the world. By defeating Carthage in the Punic Wars, Rome turned Africa into a province of its
Quickly, their land transformed into a fertile and productive island, allowing trade and markets to become productive and one of the best. Aztec rule lasted from 1325-1521, which was lead by Huey Tlatcani or Great Speaker. The Aztec society had a small political system in placed, the senate or the city council “elected” the emperor who had absolute power and control over the empire. Since the government was based on hereditary rule, the senate had little to no control or preference over who would be emperor. Even though the senate could attempt to make decisions, in the end the emperor had the final
During the early 1800’s, Robert Fulton developed the first commercial steamboat with the aid of Robert R. Livingston. This invention “secured American economic stability and influenced everyday life for over a century”. The steamboat made transportation much for efficient by shortening the time traveled, including that of upstream navigation. While Fulton and Livingston are the primary creators for this innovative invention, they do not deserve monopolies. Fulton and Livingston did however, create and extend a monopoly which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional because of their excessive control of trade.