How did sulla change the roman when he became dictator?

Sulla weakened the plebeian tribunes (the representatives of the poor plebeians) and strengthened the patrician aristocracy and the senate though the following constitutional reforms which:

• increased the number of elected officers of state

• gave the quaestors (treasurers and junior officers of state) automatic membership in the senate on expiry of their office

• the two measures above enabled him to double the size of the senate from 300 to 600 (previously only former higher officers of state, consuls, praetors and censors had automatic membership in the senate). Sulla also built a new and larger senate house, the Curia Cornelia.

• ended one of the roles of the censors, the drawing up of a list of men eligible to membership of the senate. This was no longer necessary because there were now enough former officer of state to fill the seats of the senate.

• decreed that consuls and praetors were to serve as governors of the provinces for a year when they left office.

• transferred the hearing of appeal cases from the popular assemblies (the assembly of the soldiers and the assembly of the tribes) to a new jury court (the quaestiones perpetuae). These juries were controlled by the patricians, which strengthened the power of the patricians.

• institutionalised the cursus honorum, the career path for public office, and set minimum ages for access to each of the offices of state.

• Reaffirmed the law that forbade re-election of the officers of state for ten years

Sulla also weakened the power of the plebeian tribunes, he:

• made reforms of the plebeian council that deprived the plebeian tribunes of the power to propose legislation to this council. Previously the plebeian tribunes presented bills to this council, and if approved, they became laws. This greatly weakened the plebeian tribunes.

Some of Sulla's reforms were repealed after his death.