The Roman general and consul, Sulla, cast the die for the fall of the Roman Republic. Sulla was the first Roman consul to march on Rome, which he followed by an almost full seizure power over the Republic. Sulla redeemed himself in 81BC by relinquishing the powers he had seized and reinstating the Republic, but his actions were the model followed soon afterward by Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar marched on Rome in 49BC but did not reinstate the Republic and democratic rule was lost.
The Roman Senate made the laws and governed the Roman people. The Senate was made up of patricians,.- ANNEE 55 av JC: Germains et Bretons, 1) Campagne contre USIPELES et TENCTERES, 10: Selon Appien, qui s'appuie sur l'historien Canusius Germinus du 1°s av JC, CATON, l'implacable ennemi de César et grand ami de son co-consul de 59 av JC, MARCUS CALPURNIUS BIBULUS, propose au Sénat "de livrer aux Barbares César comme l’auteur d'un acte exécrable aux yeux des députés".
(c. 30-40 CE) Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (15 BCE - 40 CE), Roman consul and grand-nephew of the Emperor Augustus, brother-in-law and second cousin of Emperor Caligula; maternal cousin of Emperor Claudius and the biological father of Emperor Nero.
Lucius Junius Brutus - the founder of the Roman Republic and traditionally one of the first consuls in 509 BCE. White marble. 1st — early 2nd cent. C.E.? Naples, National Archaeological Museum. Origin: From the Farnese collection.
Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus Cunctator 280 BC – 203 BC) was a Roman politician and general, He was a Roman Consul five times and was twice appointed Dictator, He reached the office of Roman Censor in 230 BC. His agnomen Cunctator (cognate to the English noun cunctation) means "lingerer" in Latin, and refers to his strategy in deploying troops during the Second Punic War. He is widely regarded as the father of guerilla war which was something new at the time.
A consul served in the highest elected political office of the Roman Republic. Each year, two consuls were elected together, to serve for a one-year term. Each consul was given veto power over his colleague and the officials would alternate each month. However, after the establishment of the Empire, the consuls were merely a figurative representative of Rome’s republican heritage and held very little power and authority, with the Emperor acting as the supreme leader.