Roman Members

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Fustel de Coulanges in his work the ancient city conveys the following when he says: there would be no tie more narrow which partnered members of a gens, because United by the celebration of the same sacred ceremonies, helped each other in all the necessities of life; the entire gens responded to the debts of any members, rescuing prisoners, paid the fines of which incurred in them, and if any of yours was appointed a judge, charges that carried with it the judiciary they paid together at neckline. Brought the accused before the Court accompanied by all the members of your gens demonstrates solidarity establishing the law between the man and the body. That was part. It was an act contrary to religion litigation against an individual of your gens or simply occur as a witness against him. True claudio, person of consideration was personal enemy of appius Claudius decenviro; but when this was cited to trial and threatened with death, that Claudius was present to defend you and implore the people in his favor, not without a warning that if he took this step < wasn’t affection, but by duty >. then Augustus was appointed President of the Senate, in 23 B.C. received the title from imperium Proconsulare Majus, which gave him authority over all the provinces; in 22 BC won the of tribunitia potestas, which gave him the power of the tribunes of the Plebs; He was also appointed for life consul in 19 BC and was granted the right to enact laws without the consent of the elections at the BC 18. Similarly was invested with the title of Chief of the Roman religion in 12 BC, and appointed Chief of police. With all the possible titles to his credit, Augustus began to reform the institutions. The Senate was reduced to 600 members and entrusted the management of the finances of the State.

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