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Definition: Government body made up of Senators who represented the interests of the people. In reality, the Senators were largely wealthy landowners who tended to represent their own interests and those of people like them.

Related Resources:
About Roman Law and Government
Start here for your examination of the wonders of Roman law and government.

The History of the Republic of Rome
The story of Roman representative government from its very beginnings.

Ancient Rome
Learn more about the fascinating story of Rome.

Elsewhere on the Web:
The Story of the Roman Senate
See how the Senate replaced the kingship as the voice of the people.

The Roman Constitution
See for yourself what the Romans thought a good government was.

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