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Under the new constitution the Senate in effect developed from an advisory into a
supervisory organ. But while it gained in authority, it became more rigidly
aristocratic. The customary obligation of selecting the members of the Senate
from the ...
... of which the nobility maintained its political ascendancy (p. 241). An incidental
result of the Second Punic War was that in not a few well-to-do houses the male
line became extinct and the family estate was concentrated in the hands of ...
Rhodes, became the personal friend of Scipio Aemilianus, and from his day the
exponents of the Stoic system were usually received with favour among the
Roman governing class. In this philosophic inter- Influence course between two ...
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