The Roman Republic: Civics and Foreign Policy

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2y Sep 9, 2019

When the Romans threw off the rule of kings, they replaced it with their remarkable experiment in republican rule, a system that took shape in the 5th century B.C. After this, the Roman power spread throughout the western Mediterranean, and by the beginning of the second century b.c., had reached the doorstep of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt.

In this lecture we explore roman government and its complicated history and the struggle between Plebeians and Patricians and then we move on to the foreign policy of the roman republic and the conflicts that would occur from the Gauls attacking Rome, the Punic wars, the Pyrrhic War, Macedonian Wars, the Syrian Wars and so on and so on, until we see the expansion of Rome encompassing the ancient Mediterranean world.

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