A Summary of the Roman Republic

Throughout the period of the Republic, Roman government involved a mix of different institutions – annually elected magistrates, headed by two consuls; a council of state called the senate; and popular assemblies in which ordinary citizens could have a voice. These institutions governed Rome while its power grew until it ruled a great Empire.

There’s more to read on the Roman Republic in our updated article. Civilization: Roman Republic.

By Jonnie Grieve