History of the period of the Roman Monarchy

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Answer ONE of the following questions , writing roughly 3 1/2-5 pages for your answer. Your submissions should be 12pt font double spaced. Use both of your textbooks (as well as any files/lectures provided on Canvas) to answer the question (if you are using any other outside sources, make sure that they are academic/peer-reviewed ones). Use your own words, and make sure to cite your sources. In text citation is to be MLA style, i.e. (Boatwright 2011, 52). Assignments that do not have in-text citation as well as a Works Cited page will receive a "0" grade. Your submission must use at least two (2) secondary sources (i.e. articles/textbooks of an academic caliber) and one (1) primary source (i.e. a source written at the time such as Livy, Caesar, Polybius, etc.).


The Romans: From Village to Empire

As the Romans Did by Jo-Ann Shelto

Answer ONE of the following questions Answer ONE of the following questions

  • Why is the history of the period of the Roman Monarchy so unreliable? Which kings seem to be reliably historical (i.e. having existed), and which kings seem to be more a part of legend, and why (provide specific examples of the seven kings!)? Can some kings be considered to be completely historical and others completely legendary, or can it be a little bit of both depending on the monarch?

  • Discuss the government of the Roman Republic, giving attention to each of the civil offices. What are the powers of these offices, and how are they similar to that of the U.S. government? How are they different from that of the U.S. government? What roles to ‘checks and balances ‘ play in the Roman system, and why?

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School: Duke University


History of the period of the Roman Monarchy – Outline
Thesis statement: Towards the end of the 16th century, Roman created are public governments
after Overthrowing the yokes of the monarchy that has certain similarities and differences to
American government
1. The government
A. Before the Roman government could dominate over the Mediterranean world, it
acknowledged that it had to create a stable governance structure that would limit
the chances of a single individual gaining unquestionable like it was before under
the monarchs.
B. Just like the democracy in the roman n republic granted the locals the opportunity
to have ways on the governance of the city, the American democracy also does
the same.
2. Magistrates
A. The Roman republic had magistrates elected by the citizens. Ordinarily, the Roman
had several magistrates elected and ranked based on their responsibilities as well as
powers bestowed on them.
B. The Roman magistrates had imperium powers which gave them the authority to
control military forces
C. It is true that the magistrates in the Roman republic are quite similar to the judicial
system in the American system
D. . Just like the Roman magistrates had the responsibility of checking the governments
so is the American Judicial systems

E. Unlike the magistrates in the Roman Republic who had authority to command the
military, the American judges are deprived of these privileges.
3. Assemblies
A. On top of the ancient Roman assemblies was the Senate
B. Other than the Senate, there were also popular assemblies known as the Concilium
C. Both roman republic and American legislative wing of the government are similar in
their structure
D. Unlike in the Roman Republic where the Senate had limited power than the popular
assembly, in the American system, the Senate is the most potent legislative organ.

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