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1

Senate

Number


Swollen

1000 - 29BC

800 18BC

600 (Sullan Figure) - 11BC

Removed Orcus Men (Back-door under Caesar)

2

Senate

3

Worth

Effectiveness and efficiency

Dignity

3

Senate

Worth

1 million sesterces (BUT AUG. Chose) - sponsorship

Name publicly displayed

14 rows theatre

freedom speech

Toga Virilis of AGE not BIRTH (still inherant)

Horse @ public expense

4

Senate

Effectiveness and Efficiency

Specialised Boards

Meetings more focussed (fewer)
|_> planned (Kalends and Ides)

Fines for non-attendance

5

Senate

Dignity

Not allowed in theatre of gladiatorial games

6

Equites

3

Effectiveness
|_> Kept as businessmen (traditional function - suited)

Worth

Oppurtunity

7

Equites

Worth

X-examined by Aug. And 10 senators

Thin-striped toga

Signet ring

14 rows

Horse @ public expense

Needed 400 000 sesterces (but Aug financial sponsorship)

Ride in procession (long forgotten)

8

Senate and Equites

Effects of this

Working together removing ancient threat and rivalry between the 2 powers

Maius Imperium 23BC
|_> Aug can interfere in senatorial provinces

9

Equites

Oppurtunity

Can become 'Prefect of Egypt'

If Senate numbers low for election of Tribune of Plebs - can nominate self

When term over could promote of remain Equite (more relaxed)

10

Equites

Effectiveness

Postal service created

Fire departement
|_> 6 cohorts of 1000 slaves (each under Equestrian prefect known as 'Vigilum'