So before we talk about these age-old Roman enemies, second only to the Sabines who were unfortunate enough to supply women to Rome
Whatever the reason, Rome has seen a lot of wars (and by lot I mean a LOT of wars). There have been attacks by neighboring Latin states, civil wars and full frontal assaults.
The Roman Army was the backbone of the Kingdom, the Republic and the Empire. It was a citizen army, with annual conscription of citizens as levy.
The Constitution of the Roman Republic was a live document, a set of unwritten, frequently edited and developed laws and principles.
The consuls outranked all other magistrates and officials except the plebeian tribunes. They held imperium alternately each month when they were in Rome.
A stable government equals better policies equals happy people equal a stable government. The Roman Republic was more stable than the kingdom that it had replaced in 509 BC but it wasn’t really stable because to put it simply, there was no balance of power.
Most good things come to an end and Lucius Tarquinius Superbus’s reign was not a good thing. The Roman History has always seen a lot of ups and downs.