The origins of Rome

11 ANCIENT ROME

Origins of Rome

Rome was founded in 753 BC. The people who lived on Italian peninsula during this period come from different origins :

-Etruscans.

-Latins.

-Greeks.

Society

Rome society was hierarchical. Have this groups:

-The patricians belonged to powerfull families.

-The plebeians were the majority of population.

-The slaves were prisioners of war or people who could not pay they debts.

The monarchy

Political organisation

Republic of Rome.

Rome was a republic from 509 BC to 27 BC . It had the following institutions :

-The comitia were assemblies where all citizens participate.

-Magistrates most importants are consul, praetor and censor.

-Senate had 300 membres , who were former magistrates.