The history of the Roman Senate can be broken up into three parts. The first part is the Senate in the early times of Rome. The second part is the Senate during the later Republic. Finally, the third part is the Senate in the first century. These three parts show how the Roman Senate went from a respectful power to a corrupt power.
Rome's early government was a monarchy. A monarchy is a government in
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ex-magistrates. The Senate was the only body of government constantly in existence. It was also capable of carrying through a constant policy. Finally, The reason why the Senate was so successful was because the people of Rome trusted the wisdom and judgment of the senators. "It would not be until Hannibal of Carthage boldly drove his vast army and elephants southward over the icebound Alps, challenging Rome and nearly destroying the Republic" (Melville Bell Grosvenor, 1968)