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By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero's speeches "In Defence of Sextus Roscius of Amerina," "In Defence of Aulus Cluentius Habitus," "In Defence of Gaius Rabirius," "Note at the Speeches in Defence of Caelius and Milo," and "In Defence of King Deiotarus" supply perception into Roman lifestyles, legislations, and heritage.

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The leading 100 Sabines were then added to the Senate, doubling its size. Leadership thus established, Romulus formed the first great citizen assembly, the Comitia Curiata. To do so he divided the tribes further into 10 curiae, naming each one after an abducted Sabine woman to honor them for their role in the peacemaking. Each curiae cast one collective vote (making 30 total), and the assembly was tasked with electing various magistrates and enacting routine laws. Thus, the original political constitution was settled.

Tarquin, the name by which history remembers him, was a shrewd businessman who became wealthy, but due to his racially mixed heritage, he was only admitted so far up the Etruscan social and political ladder. Angered at being denied the respect he felt he deserved, he decided to move to Rome, a city famous for offering men a fresh start. In Rome Tarquin made an immediately splash. He gave lavishly, funding public projects, charities and anything else that would bring him renown. It did not take long for Tarquin to come to the attention of Ancus Marcius, the aging king.

There is not a single sympathetic figure in the whole bunch. You almost find yourself wanting the Etruscans to put down this rabble and restore some sense of decency to the world. However, alas, the Romans were strong and would not be conquered, even if they were total bastards. This is the moral of Rome’s birth. The Romans won, grew and thrived not because they were right or good or moral or God’s chosen people but because they were strong and knew how to win in battle. Might may not make right but it will make a thousand-year civilization.

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