004: Rome- Politics, Legacy and Success

This episode will explore the political system that Polybius called the most balanced and effective constitution in history. How did the Roman elite- about 100 families control millions as they conquered an empire and how/why did this system collapse in the Roman Revolution (133-27 BCE) we will deal with the process of empire building and warfare that built the Roman edifice but also contributed to the demise of the Republic.

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