Absolute authority was expressed in the consul’s imperium (q.v.), but its arbitrary exercise was limited: the consuls, nominated by the Senate and elected by the people in the Comitia Centuriata (a popular assembly), held office for only a year, and each consul had power of veto over the other’s decisions.
In what ways did the Romans limit the political power of any one man?
In what ways did the Romans limit the political power of any one man? What they did was the consul could veto, or reject, the actions of the other consul. How did Roman political structures limit the influence of the poor? It limited the influence of the poor by not letting the plebeians join the Roman Senate.
What were the powers and limitations of the magistrates in Rome?
They had the power to veto the actions of other magistrates, or decrees of the Senate. They could also convene the Senate, as well the comitia tributa, one of the popular assemblies, and call and address a contio, a formal debate on various policies and laws.
What prevented one person becoming powerful in Roman government?
During the Republican period of Rome, political offices and institutions were designed to prevent any one man from becoming too powerful. Rome was able to gain its empire in large part by extending some form of citizenship to many of the people it conquered.
What made the Roman army so successful?
The Roman army helped the Roman empire expand and conquer large areas of land. The soldiers were well-trained and disciplined. This meant that the Roman armies were very fit and organised. This training combined with having the most advances equipment at the time made the Roman army really powerful.
Has anyone walked all of the Great Wall of China?
Dong Yaohui, an electrical engineer from China, finished the entire walk on the Great Wall with his two partners in 1985. The whole journey started from Shanhaiguan and ended at Jiayuguan, taking 508 days. Along the way, they made detailed records on the status of Great Wall.