The Senatus Populusque Romanus: How Rome was Governed

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The Senatus Populusque Romanus: How Rome was Governed
The Roman Republic lasted from approximately 500 BCE to 30 BCE.The motto of the Republic was SPQR or Senatus Populusque Romanus. The English translation of this motto is the Senate and the People of Rome. SPQR can be seen as a formula for a political balance of powers in Rome. It is saying that Rome is governed by both the Senate and the People.
It would seem that the Roman Republic had created a formula for the perfect balance of power. However, in practice these powers were almost never balanced. Power struggles between the two powers eventually resulted in civil war and the destruction of the Republic.
This essay will argue that the Senate and the people were constantly struggling to...
The end:
.....ill occurred between the two classes. The end result of these struggles was a civil war that ended the Republic and allowed for the development of the Principate of Augustus.
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