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CLASSICS 218 : THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Lecture 3 : Fathers I. Fathers, patres - patriapotestas of paterfamilias - mos maiorum , ancestral custom - Appius Claudius Caecus, “the Blind”, censor 312 - Lucius Manlius Imperiosus, “the Imperious”, 362 (Livy 7. 4-5) - senators patres conscripti - Augustus Pater Patriae , Father of His Country II. Patricians - Struggle of the Orders - patricii vs. plebeii - plebs , the people - gens (pl. gentes ), clan - name - e.g., gens Iulia : Gaius Julius Caesar - rites - power -e.g., Fabian gens 470s - patrician power a. 509 - offices - land - religion - priesthoods - until 300 - auspices - calendar - plebeians - withdrawal - First Secession of the Plebs 494
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Unformatted text preview: - Aventine Hill - oath- imitation - concilium plebis , Council of the People 471 - plebiscita , plebiscites- binding law: Lex Hortensia 287- tribunus plebis (pl. tribuni plebis ), tribune of the people 494- veto: intercedo, I come between- sacrosanctity- struggle and fate of the patricians III. Patrons - patronus , patron- cliens , client - liberi , children- moral and legal bond - sacer , accursed - salutatio- historical development - Pompey the Great- patron saints IV. The Group- authoritarianism - consuls: fasces , carried by lictors- group identity - Greek hero: Achilles- Roman hero: Titus Manlius Torquatus 340 (Livy 8. 6-8)...
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