Dev Europe 1

Dev Europe 1 - Nick Bielik Professor Jones Development of...

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Nick Bielik Professor Jones Development of Europe I 10/3/07 Chapter 4 1. Pubic service played a large role in the daily life of all Roman aristocrats during the first century BCE. Romans considered a career in public service to be the most noble goal a man could pursue. Characteristics of a Roman aristocrat would have included, farming, hunting, fishing. Assuming that his estate didn't provide him with the financial means to continue a career in public service, he might turn to business, banking, trading, tax- farming, the activities of the "Equestrian order." (Balsdon 62) It was actually quite common for political careers to skip a generation or more, while one member of the family began working in the private sector in order to increase his family's wealth. That way, his son would be able to draw upon that fortune to support his political career. It was viewed as noble for Roman aristocrats to work as a farmer or a hunter. "The Roman aristocrat was a countryman at heart, interested in farming well, happy in the saddle, fond
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course LULZ 101 taught by Professor Anon during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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