The Roman political system

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  • The Roman political system
    • Social classes
      • Patricians-Were top of society, around 30 families and wealth from land.
      • Equities-Very wealthy merchants.
      • Plebeians-The lowest class and 95% of the population.
      • The higher the man was, the greater his duty to look after those below him.
    • The Senate
      • Made up of 200-300 Senators, usually patricians.
      • To become a senator you had to be elected to the junior office of quaestor by the people.
      • Was an advisory body, did not pass laws.
      • Consuls or tribunes proposed laws which were voted upon by the people in assemblies.
      • The Senate was the only permanent body in the ruling of Rome.

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