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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How many citizens were in each of century of the Roman electoral system?

The Centuriate assembly (Comicia centuriata) was arguably the most important assembly of the Roman republic. It was in charge of electing consuls, praetors and censors, of voting laws, declaring war ...
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Was the government of the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire wealthier?

I'm interested in whether the government Roman Republic or the Roman Empire was wealthier in each of their golden ages (the times they were most prosperous). Say, between 400 and 300 BC for the ...
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Were the republican legati pro praetores appointed by the governors?

I am not referring to the Legati Augusti pro praetores of the Empire. In republican Rome, provincial governors chose their own legates quite freely. I found here ...
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What was the Constitutional Basis for Gaius Julius Caesar's Dictatorship

In the early republic, a dictator was usually appointed for a reason such as presiding over an election or defending the city against a foreign invasion. I remember reading somewhere that Sulla's ...
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What percent of the Roman Republic's population were citizens in various centuries?

Does anyone have any sources mentioning the percentages of citizens at various times, or the populations of citizens and corresponding total populations so I can calculate percents? I looked at dozens ...