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Who Were The Best Roman Emperors?

The Roman empire was one of human history’s most fascinating and historically memorable periods. As can be expected from such a long and storied history, many notable leaders existed. There were around 70 Roman emperors from the beginning of the reign of Augustus in 27 BC to the deposition of Romulus Augustulus in 476 AD. …

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What is Secessio Plebis?

In Rome, citizens had multiple rights, but that did not mean there were no challenges for the ruling class. The plebeians (commoners) were part of the general body of free Roman citizens, but they were not patricians. Both classes of citizens in Rome were hereditary, and thanks to these commoners, Rome’s government ended up creating …

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What Were the Twelve Tables of Rome?

In the late 1780s, after the United States had formally concluded peace with Britain and secured its independence, the lawmakers who formed the Second Continental Congress and issued the Declaration of Independence in 1776 faced new problems. The United States was now free of foreign oppression but needed a constitution and ancillary laws. The constitution …

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