Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why did the Romans have to defend their borders and what did they do after they were successful in that?
The world was jealous of their achievements, but the Romans repelled all attacks. Having secured their borders, they placed a government alongside their monarchy.
2. What does Sallust say happened because the society was fragile that led to the end of the society?
Sallust presents this society as fragile, and when all the princes die in battle, people began to look more towards money and power. In the end, society morals disintegrated so much that the government was unsupportable.
3. In what manner did Sylla take over the government and what did he do with the army?
Sylla's take over was anything but friendly, and Sallust claims he committed all sorts of inhumane acts. The big difference between Sylla and the previous regime is that rather than instilling discipline in soldiers, he over indulged them, leading to an increasing amount of ill discipline.
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