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Republican Rome, c. 509–44 BCE

Penelope J.E. Davies

Penelope J.E. Davies is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Having expelled the last of their kings, during the fifth century BCE, Romans slowly developed a new system of government, a Republic, administered by elective magistrates and an advisory senate. At first patricians dominated...