Roman Constitutional History, 753-44 B.c.

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byJohn Evenson Granrud

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE RULE OF CAESAR, 48-44 B.C. I. The End Of The Civil War And The EstablishMent Of A New Monarchy. Nature of Caesar's Dictatorships. -- As extraordinary dictator (dictator rei publicae constituendae), popular tribune, and chief pontiff, Caesar possessed in the main the powers of the Roman kings. He might monopolize the power to propose laws and senatorial decrees, and he had the supreme executive and judicial authority. He was specially authorized to deal with the Pompeians as he saw fit, to declare war and conclude peace, to be a candidate for the consulship for the next five years in succession, to nominate all the magistrates except the plebeian aediles and tribunes, to assign praetorian provinces to whatever praetors he pleased, and probably also to have charge of the finances of the state. He was not bound by the republican principles of collegiate and annual tenure, and with his superior authority (imperium modus) he controlled absolutely the consuls, praetors, aediles, and quaestors. He could check the tribunes by his power of intercession, but was himself subject to no veto. Caesar's Law respecting House Rents, Loans, and Debts.-- Caesar entered on his second dictatorship in November, 48. He postponed the Roman elections until he should return. Hence Mark Antony was the only curule magistrate at Rome in the beginning of 47. Arbitrary and violent, he was yet unable to restrain the insubordinate, and he repelled those whom he ought to have conciliated. P. Cornelius Dolabella, a tribune and Cicero's son-in-law, renewed the proposals of Caelius (p. 262). But the plebeian assembly which he summoned was dispersed by Antony, who had been empowered by a final senatorial decree to protect the city. Some eight hundred persons were killed in ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE RULE OF CAESAR, 48-44 B.C. I. The End Of The Civil War And The EstablishMent Of A New Monarchy. Nature of C...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217279503

ISBN - 13:9780217279505

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