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The people of Rome, the “Populus Romanus” of SPQR was a power entity in Rome. Their presence- as a crowd, assembly, or unruly mob was felt daily in the assemblies, and in voting, and in the streets to protest or riot. They could be fomented, unruly, and violent, due to political crises and famines, among other issues. Let’s take a closer look a the mechanics of riots and violence in Ancient Rome.

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