Early Roman republic – ancient Rome

By |2018-04-25T09:56:08-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

Bust of a man (Rome, ca. 300 BC) Around 500 BC, just as democracy was getting started in Athens, the Roman aristocrats (the rich people) decided they didn't want to be ruled by Etruscan kings anymore. The kings were doing okay for the poor people, but the rich people wanted more power for themselves. But the rich people couldn't [...]