Livy pp. 165-265

1) How did legal and social reforms make life better for the lower strata of society (the Plebeians)?








2) What are the major threats to the Romans' stability as a society during the Republic? How do they chose to protect their liberty?








3) Contrast Livy's depiction of Titus Quinctius Capitolinus (pp. 257-61) and Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (pp. 197-216) with Appius Claudius (pp. 231-51). Who is a good leader and why? Why do you think that Livy places the story of Appius Claudius in between his discussions of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and Titus Quinctius Capitolinus?