Roman Senate

Definition

The Roman Senate functioned as an advisory body to Rome's magistrates and was composed of the city's most experienced public servants and society's elite. Its decisions carried great weight, even if these were not always converted into laws in practice. The Senate continued to exert influence on government in the imperial period, albeit to a lesser degree.

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  • 31 CE
    Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard is tried and executed by the Roman Senate.
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