ARISTOCRACY AND POPULAR ENGAGEMENT IN REPUBLICAN ROMAN POLITICS
One of the recurrent themes in contemporary historiography on political and social organization of roman state resides on the participation or not of the population in decisions made in the different assemblies of roman citizens. Some of the discrepancies arise from the Roman citizens’ sovereignty in these elections and the role of aristocracy in controlling these decisions, either through patronage system or by the assemblies’ modus operandi themselves. The answer to these questions involves analyzing the place of aristocracy and plebs in this system, as well as the knowledge on the traditions system that ruled the res publica. This article aims at reflecting about the participation of the different social groups in Roman political process, by analyzing the political process and its traditions.
Rome; plebs; politics; aristocracy
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Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Departamento de História
Estrada do Caminho Velho, 333 - Bairro Pimentas
CEP:07252-312 - Guarulhos - São Paulo - Brasil
Heródoto - ISSN Eletrônico - 2448-2609