Questions about the period of ancient Roman civilization when the government operated as a republic from 509 BC to 27 BC.

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Did the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire have a healthier economy? [on hold]

I'm interested in whether the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire had a better economy in each of their golden ages with respect to the people at large. Say, between 400 and 300 BC for the Republic and ...
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Was Julius Caesar a hippie?

I was reading the question What was the hippie movement? Why did it decline? when I noticed this comment by Oldcat: There is even a story of Julius Caesar wearing a long fringe sleeved tunic to ...
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Did the Gallic army besieged in Alesia conduct itself well when expecting relief?

During a Gallic revolution against Rome, a Gallic army of some 80,000 men took shelter in the fortress town of Alesia, where they were besieged by some 50,000 Romans under Julius Caesar. (His army may ...
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What was the source of the idea of a republic?

Where did the Greeks or the Romans find the idea of a "Republic"? What was the source of the idea? Did the idea come from philosophers, or citizens, etc.?
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Was the government of the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire wealthier? [duplicate]

Was the the government of the Roman Republic (circa 350 BCE) or the Roman Empire (prior to the crisis of the third century) wealthier? (measured in government budget - revenues minus expenditures)
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Christian and Etruscan end of times [closed]

I believe I've read somewhere, that the Etruscans (anymore knows any sources?) devoted ever more thought to the afterlife, as the Roman republic encroached on their territory. Similarly the Romans ...
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Which had a healthier economy, the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire? [duplicate]

I'm interested in whether the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire had a better economy in each of their golden ages with respect to the people at large. Say, between 400 and 300 BC for the Republic and ...