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  • proper n. the period of Ancient Rome where its government operated as a republic

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  • n. 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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  • The analogy to Rome is as follows: The Roman Republic, which is the longest standing republic in the history of mankind, fell for many reasons, three of which seem to resonate today: Decline in moral values and political stability at home, overconfident and overextended around the world and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2008

  • Where Yoo surely parts company with any sane constitutional thinking since the Roman Republic is the extension that the monarch/president gets to decide what counts as a war.


  • The Roman Republic is a live issue, and so is the Roman Empire, and so is the Papacy.

    Humanly Speaking

  • Pellegrino Rossi, on the steps of the entrance in the same year, and as the place where the so-called Roman Republic was proclaimed in 1849.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • The Roman Republic was the result of internal opposition, and the instinct to oppose power, often rightly, sometimes wrongly, will be the last to survive in the Latin race.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome

  • You have heard more or less vaguely of the Roman Republic, which is growing and growing.

    Historical Miniatures

  • For example: among the hundred historians who have treated of what is called the Roman Republic

    The Columbiad

  • The people who made laws in the Roman Republic were the ____________________.

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  • The Roman Republic is the term used to refer to the second era of Roman history, between the kingship and the empire.

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  • The Roman Republic was a stage in ancient Roman civilization that was defined by a republican form of government.

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