Excerpts: The Roman Political System and Dictatorship of Sulla

History Documentaries

The Roman Republic didn’t have political parties per se, but there was an eventual divergence between conservative and progressive; elite and working class interests in a way that would be reasonably familiar to us today. In this short excerpt we look at the Optimates versus the Populares and how their struggles led to a civil war and the dictatorship of Sulla.

Credit Heroes and Legends documentary channel