How Did The Romans Corrupt The Republic

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In 509 BCE, the Romans established a government they knew as the republic (Bishop, 77). These chosen leaders and representatives represented the public as a whole, a lot like our government does in the United Sates. The reason for this was because the Romans were tired of the ruling of the Etruscans (77). This group of Etruscans were mostly from southern Italy, most likely were corrupted kings that led the Romans to institute the republic (77). The interesting part here is how human sin nature took over and corrupted the republic. There were two power hungry parties of this republic; the patricians and the plebeians. Both parties desired the control over this new republic. The struggle for power was first won by the patricians, and gradually
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