Roman Republic

  1. the ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC; was governed by an elected Senate but dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars that culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar
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How To Use Roman Republic In A Sentence

  • During the prime of the Roman Republic, roughly the last two centuries B.C., it served as a northern boundary protecting the heartland of Italy and the city of Rome from its own imperial armies.
  • This city was settled by Phoenicians in the archaic period and it challenged the rising Roman Republic in three wars culminating in its own destruction in the second century B.C.E.
  • Remember that the roman republic initially only wanted to help its allies in Gaul, only wanted to secure grain shipments from Egypt, only wanted to defend Greece from the macedonian tyrant ... Privatizing Defense vs. Socializing Medicine, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • Before then its appearance is, on ‎ the whole, limited to the Greek poleis, the Roman Republic, and the mediaeval European ‎ city-states. The Seven Dimensions
  • The Roman Republic was an oligarchy but there was some element of political participation by the lower classes - the votes were weighted so those of the rich counted for more than those of the poor, but there was voting nevertheless.
  • Ancient Athens emerged from tyranny for about 100 years and then self-destructed and the Roman republic was never more than an oligarchy until it too became an empire.
  • I do so not just to make a connection that hasn't been observed before but because "Junius" is taken from Lucius Junius Brutus, not the Shakespearean regicide but the hero and founder of the Roman republic.) Reactionary Prophet
  • To use the paradigm of your own planet, Commander Kellogg, the death of Julius Caesar did not prevent the imperialization of an already politically moribund Roman Republic. Ishmael
  • May Heaven avert from the Roman republic this national disgrace, which would provoke the patience of the slaves of Persia! The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The original democracy in Athens differed from the first Roman republic in many ways. The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the Republic vs. Democracy Debate
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