January 18, 2011
AP World History
Cultural and Political changes and Continuities in Rome (100 C.E to 600 C.E)
In Roman Civilization there were political changes. These changes happened in when Brutus deposed Tarquinius Superbus. Then Brutus instituted a republic, not a democracy in the modern sense. There more than political changes that happened in Rome. As time went by they also had cultural changes, but they kept some of their cultural activities.
When Tarquinius wasn’t deposed by Brutus agriculture was the essential to economic activity in early Roman State and land was the basis of wealth. Social status, political privilege, and fundamental values were related to land ownership. In the early Roman State, Roman families were self sufficient farmer. Heads of wealthy Roman families were the Senates, who could play a dominant role in the politic.
When Brutus deposed Tarquinius he instituted the Republic. Like in the past the Senate had the real power. The Senate could make policy and governed. Senators nominated their sons for public offices and filled Senate vacancies from the ranks of former officials.
In the Early Roman Civilization agriculture was essential to everything. However, as time went by expansion became significant. The Romans felt insecure. So they started expanding the territory under their control in order to provide a buffer against attack. Thanks to their new conquest became vulnerable and led to further expansion.
Their expansion happened thanks to their army. All male Roman citizens were subjected specific amount of land for their service. The soldiers had body armor, shield, spear, and sword. The Roman army was laboriously fortify and identical camp in the pain.
When they conquered Italy it sparked by friction between the hill tribes of the Apennines. The Apennines drove their herds to seasonal grazing ground and the farmers of the coastal plains. Because of the hillsides they organized a defense against the... [continues]
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