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"Asclepiades is right about Magna Graecia and Syracusa, meaning that Rome couldn't have copied the political structures of her nearest neighbors."

 

Why not? Were they totally ignorant of Athens? Two consuls; two polemarchs(?)?

 

Again, in my opinion, 'democracy' has never existed, doesn't, and never will. All mankind can hope for is good rulers.

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Where is your information on the Indus valley Civilization Cato? I dont doubt your veracity, but I thought that we couldn't read their script and the cities of Harrappa and Mohenjo-Daro were laid out with autocratic planning.

See my post regarding Q. Curtius Rufus' History of Alexander above.

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"Asclepiades is right about Magna Graecia and Syracusa, meaning that Rome couldn't have copied the political structures of her nearest neighbors."

Why not? Were they totally ignorant of Athens? Two consuls; two polemarchs(?)?

Athens isn't one of Rome's nearest neighbors, and Rome's nearest neighbors weren't democratic. See Asclepiades' post above.

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