What did it mean to be 'Republican'?  So for this essay I need to discuss what does it mean to be a Republican. My teacher said to talk about Julius Caesar and Cicero. I need to have 3 points on Caesar and 3 on Cicero, but the question is so broad I don't know where to start. I've talked about how the Romans abolished the Roman Kingdom in the introduction to leave room for the rest of the analysis. I'm very confused, please help.