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Rome Republic 146- Punic wars end The children of free slaves could be free, vote, get elected Once a patriach, always a patriach Romus set up the patron/client system o The patron could help out the client, in return, the client can help (work) o The status in Rome depends if you’re a patron or client The father is the fully legal member of the household (pater familias huge amount of power—on paper) o Sell his children into slavery o Marry his children o Kill a child o Kill his wife o Put out an infant Freedom, 30% slaves/ under the rule of Rome in some way Orders o Equestrians the business class of Rome, interested in ruling Rome Need good moral character Money Office of the censor looks at the good moral character of everyone o Senatorial Composed of men that achieved a certain rung of the political Good moral character o By 30 BC- Rome has 1 million people, mostly poor people Revolution o Term misleading In sense of change o Significant changes o Most prominent change: Intro of murder in politics ( a political tool) Intro of individual men (men who prized themselves over Rome) The Gracchi Brothers o Rome’s first social reformers o Upper class, famous family (an arioscrat) Their mother was Cornelius—very well educated
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course HIST 1024 taught by Professor Becker during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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