Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Roman Government

                                                                                             SPQR
Click on link above to view diagram of Roman Government

How is the Roman Government Organized?


Executive Branch
Legislative Branch
Judicial Branch
The Executive Branch was lead by two leaders, the consuls. The consuls ruled for only one year. Their job was to proctor the Senate and to rule the army during wars. Other members of this branch consisted of tax collecters,  mayors, city police, and other people in power in cities.
The most powerful part of the legeslative branch was the Senate. This consisted of about 300 land owning citizens. These men were appointed by the consuls. Their job was to tell the consuls how much money they could spend and what they could spend money on.
This branch consisted of six judges who were elected every two years. Their job was to decide on punishments for criminals. Their job was just like the job of the judges in the United States today.

back to homepage