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It depended on the attitudes of the emperor. Some emperors respected the senate, some scorned it. Although the senators were still important and could influence politics and conspire against emperors, during the period of rule by emperors, the senate was largely turned into an instrument for the emperor's rule. It was no longer as prestigious as it had been during the republican period.

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Who was Roman Senate most similar to?

The Carthaginian Senate.


What was Augustus appeal to the roman senate and to the roman people?

Augustus' appeal to the senate was his military power. He won the last of the civil wars which brought down the Roman Republic, gained control of all the legions of the Roman army and became the sole ruler. The senate could not do anything against his military power and had to allow him to establish his absolute personal rule, to turn the senate into an instrument of his power and to pretend that the senate still mattered in the new political system he created. Augustus' appeal to the Roman people was his propaganda use of the fact that he was the adoptive son of Julius Caesar. They saw him as the man who would uphold Caesar's legacy.


What roman government was made up of magistrates the roman senate and the assemblies and tribunes?

The government of the Roman Republic.


What is the lawmaking body of the Roman Republic?

A republic can take more than one form in actuality. Meaning the bodies of legislature can be more than of one name and type. For example, the US is a republic with federal legislative bodies sitting (working) in Congress. The Congress is made up of two legislative sections, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House represents the people, thus has over 438 representatives (divided up based on the population of each state, thus California has the most reps.) while the Senate represents the states, with each state having 2 senators for a total of 100 Senators. These totals together, Representatives and Senators, make up the number of electoral votes in the Electoral College. this total is 538. When the federal elections take place, the 1st Tuesday in November, every 4 years, the President elect must win 50% plus 1 of the total electoral college votes to become the next president of the USA. The total, 538 legislators, means the President elect has to win at least 269 electoral votes to be elected. Different countries with a Republic system, for example France has one as well, would have the details of their legislative setup somewhat different though similar the USA. This would be the case of all the republics around the world. The other major system of legislative democratic governments, parliamentary systems, would have a different setup entirely. For example all of the members of the British Commonwealth (any nation formerly owned by Britain) would have a Parliamentary system. They would be democratic (selected by the people in voting) but not a Republic (which also is democratic since its members are also selected by the people by vote).


Were members of the roman senate chosen for life?

It was a lifetime appointment in the Roman Republic, which preceded the empire. Senators were elected magistrates, whereas earlier they had been the sons of previous senators elected to a quaestorship position.

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Where would the roman government have meetings?

The Roman government was the senate and they would have meetings in the Curia or senate house -- when they had one. It seems that the various senate houses were always burning down. Otherwise they would meet in any temple or basilica that was large enough to hold them.


When a Roman consul would veto a matter in the senate who would it be?

do I even care


Did Roman government have a senate?

Yes, Roman government did in fact have a senate.


What is the meaning of Roman senate?

The Senate was one of the governing bodies of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire.


How did the role of the Roman Senate in 100B.C.E. compare to the Roman Senate in 100C.E.?

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What groups made up the general Roman society?

Roman society was divided into the patricians (the aristocracy), the equites (equestrians) who were bankers, money lenders, merchants and investors in shipping and mining, and the plebeians (the commoners). there were also slaves and freedmen


Who is part of the senate?

Do you mean the US senate, the Canadian Senate, or the Roman senate.


Was Caesar named dictator for life by the senate?

The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.The Roman senate declared Julius Caesar dictator for life.


Did the senate served as judges in the roman republic?

Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.Not exactly, the Roman senate acted more like a jury rather than judges. For example, if a treason trial was being held, the prosecutors and the defense would make their speeches and then the senate would cast votes as to the guilt or innocence of the person.


How many more senate members did the roman republic have than the US?

The U.S. senate has 50 members. The ancient Roman senate had at least 600 members. But remember the senate of ancient Rome was not a legislative body as the U.S. senate. The Roman senate was basically a consulting body.


Who appointed the roman consuls?

The Roman Senate.


Who was Roman Senate most similar to?

The Carthaginian Senate.