Lecture 14: Rome: History and Government

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(Duiker 120-127)

Questions about Duiker: *What was the main influence of the Etruscans on the Romans? *What consistent policies help to explain the Romans' success in expansion? *What power did the Roman Senate have? *Why is Hannibal famous? *What is the difference between a patrician and a plebian?

Lecture topics:

Lecture Outline: Republic and Empire
The ideal of the republic vs. reality
Julius Caesar's conquest of Rome
Relationship with Greek culture

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