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  • The Fall of the Republic Chapter 8 Section 3
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Troubles
      • Widening gap between rich and poor
      • Small farmers = poverty and debt, couldn’t compete with latifundia’s
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Reforms
      • Gracchus Brothers
      • Wanted to give land to the poor
      • Murdered by a group of senators
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Army
      • 107 B.C. changed from volunteer to paid professionals
      • Soldiers had no sense of duty, only material
      • Generals became involved in the gov’t.
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • First Triumvirate
      • Crassus, Pompey, Julius Caesar
      • Military leaders
      • Senate feared them
      • “return to Rome without army”
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Crassus die in battle
    • Pompey killed in Egypt
    • Caesar - left Gaul entered Rome a hero with his army
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Julius Caesar
      • Declared himself dictator
      • Filled Senate with new people
      • Granted citizenship to more people
  • The Fall of the Republic
    • Caesar’s reforms
      • Calendar
      • Gave land to the poor
      • Created new jobs
      • Ordered use of hired workers
      • Postal system
      • March 15, 44 B.C. – assassinated at the Forum