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The Roman Republic was quickly brought about in 509 BC by the Roman people overthrowing their last king Tarquinis Superbus After the overthrowing the civilians of Rome had a new journey to endure and it started organizing itself vastly The new Roman Republic had to rebuild their culture from the ground up finding a new meaning to the term Roman citizen The citizens of the Roman Republic had to ponder on what they thought would make them imperative to their new culture The citizens of the Roman Republic eventually viewed their role to their community through courage teaching of education value of their name and justice in the community The citizens of the Roman Republic quickly realized that courage was not simply an adjective used to describe a man but was instead a way of life Courage was represented through actions words and emotion Courage was infused into the citizens of the republic as they were forced to war against nations that had the upper hand Curus honorum or course of offices was the order of public offices held by politicians In this hierarchy leaders were those who had courage beyond their peers Being entrusted with service in both the army and within the legislative assemblies men of Rome both old and young were made to look within themselves for courage far beyond what they had known Courage was tested in battle A particular battle in which the courage of the Roman men was tested in the battle against Italy and finally Carthage the major western power of the time However courage also came from men who put others before themselves This is shown in On Duties written by Marcus Cicero Cicero states the following on courage I conclude that we should consider strong and courageous not those men who inflict injury but those who protect others from injury Cicero has provided information that acknowledged that the republic valued courage not just in
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