Roman Society and Government during the Republic

 

Roman Society and Government during the Republic

The King is removed and mechanisms are put in place to minimise the risks of absolutist power falling into anyone's hands. Magistrates are elected for fixed periods of time (up to 5 years) and the position of greatest power is shared by 2 Consuls who have to consult with one another. In situations of extreme danger a single Dictator may be nominated by the Consuls to hold power for a maximum period of 6 months.

 Read more about Ancient Roman Society and Government.

| More pictures of Ancient Rome

| Visit Ancient Rome and stay in one of our Rome Apartments |