Talk:Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Republic

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Discussion[edit]

Shouldn't the Latin name be Res Publica Romanorum ('common property of the Romans')? Kuralyov 02:56, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • As opposed to what, exactly? I've always seen it as the Res Publica Romana myself.--CaesarGJ 04:58, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Edited markup problem in the centuriate assembly section.[edit]

The section had some sort of markup error that caused the text to not wrap but scroll far out horizontally. Additonally, the first sentence was missing an article -- 'A'.

Weird error[edit]

The very bottom of the article (just below the "see also" link to the Roman constitution) has the text "sdfsdfsdf" which doesn't show up when I try to edit it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.241.198.109 (talk) 11:01, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

I have moved and reorganized this page[edit]

This page appears to have fallen into neglect. I moved this page from Roman assemblies to Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Republic. I moved this so that I could integrate it into my series on the Constitution of the Roman Republic.RomanHistorian (talk) 02:54, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

See my comments on the Senate of the Roman Republic talk page. I don't think that you can get rid of the Roman assemblies page. But it does need to be shortened substantially. Wikidea 17:52, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Update on the Roman constitution series[edit]

I just wanted to mention my plans for my series on the Roman constitution. There was simply too much information to put on my original page, Constitution of the Roman Republic. There is also a significant amount of information available on the constitutions of the Roman kingdom and empire. Therefore, I am going to give this series somewhat of a matrix structure. Roman Constitution will be the main page of the series. Underneath this page will be Constitution of the Roman Kingdom, Constitution of the Roman Republic and Constitution of the Roman Empire. It surprised me, but apparently there actually was a constitution during the time of the kingdom and then again during the time of the empire.

Underneath the constitution pages, I will have pages on the Senate of the Roman Kingdom, Senate of the Roman Republic, Senate of the Roman Empire, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Kingdom, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Republic, Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Empire, Executive Magistrates of the Roman Kingdom, Executive Magistrates of the Roman Republic, and Executive Magistrates of the Roman Empire.

When this is done, I will create a new page called Roman Executive Magistrates, and then populate this page, along with Roman senate and Roman assemblies. All three pages will be condensed versions of their respective sub-pages. Right now, Roman senate and Roman assemblies consist almost exclusively of facts about the republic. Neither page has many citations. They also use a discussion format, and my revisions to these pages will use more of a discussion and analysis format. I am going to be more cautious with my revisions of these pages, because I assume that people will want to restore the original versions for whatever reason.

My hope is to use a discussion and analysis format for the entire series. My overall goal will be to produce a series that doesn't just discuss the facts associated with these offices and institutions. I want the series to tie everything together, and illustrate how everything operated under the overall constitutional system. Right now, the entries on these individual topics (such as roman consul and praetor) simply list facts without providing any deeper analysis or context. It is difficult to truly understand these topics unless you know how they all worked together under the constitutional system.

Also, I am not surprised that there hasn't been more work done on Wikipedia on this topic. It seems as though there are very few books on this subject, and many of those books are quite old. This is unfortunate because this subject is actually quite relevant to modern politics. Many modern governments are designed around a similar constitutional superstructure as was the Roman government. RomanHistorian (talk) 07:22, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the page[edit]

I have redone this entry, and integrated it into my series on the Roman Constitution. Before my change, 95% of this entry was about the assemblies of the Roman Republic. There was nothing on the assemblies of the Roman Kingdom, and hardly anything on the assemblies of the Roman Empire. The nature of the assemblies, in particular the plebeian form of the Assembly of the Tribes and the Assembly of the Curiae was poorly described before these changes. There was hardly any information about the Comitia Tributa, and almost nothing about the Concilium Plebis. Some of the information (such as the assemblies being abandoned after the reign of the emperor Caligula) was factually incorrect.RomanHistorian (talk) 08:17, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Legislative Assemblies of the Roman Republic/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
  • References needed:
    • "On several known occasions, "
    • "Consuls always presided over the assembly."
    • "While the voters in this assembly wore..."
    • "During a vote, all of the Centuries..."
    • "Now, majorities usually could not be reached until the third class of enlisted Centuries had begun voting."
    • "This mass disenfranchisement of most of the soldiers in the army played an important role in the chaos that led to the fall of the Roman Republic in 27 BC."
    • "During his dictatorship from 82 BC until 80 BC" paragraph
    • "The Tribal Assembly also had the power to try judicial cases."
    • "Once a majority of Tribes had voted the same way, voting ended."
    • "The only difference between the Plebeian Council after 471 BC..."
    • "However, in 449 BC a law was passed which gave Plebiscites ..."
  • Make less columns in See also and Notes; they don't currently span the full page width.
  • "Further reading" last name ascending order
  • Collapse both navigation boxes at the bottom of the page

Gary King (talk) 05:48, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Note: request some more additional time. Once the other ~4 similar articles are done with the GAN, I will take care of this too. Nergaal (talk) 01:53, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I have made all of these changes, with the exception of the column issue. I don't see any difference between this section here, and the equivalent section on Senate of the Roman Republic. Therefore, I do not understand what needs to be changed, or how to do it. RomanHistorian (talk) 23:17, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Could you also make the similar changes to this article as I have suggested for the others? For instance, some of the images are wider than 50% of the screen (on 1024x768 monitors). And en dashes are needed in a few places. Gary King (talk) 23:21, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Done. RomanHistorian (talk) 01:54, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
I second to that. Nergaal (talk) 06:39, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

bumpiest bump! Nergaal (talk) 18:26, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Passing Gary King (talk) 18:46, 26 September 2008 (UTC)