NOBILITY - - family - support of experience- kin + in-laws-...

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CLASSICS 218 : THE ROMAN REPUBLIC Lecture 5 : Being Known I. Nobility (nobilitas ) - Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus, consul 79, censor 55 - noble, nobilis (pl. nobiles ) - nosco , I know - inheritance: character, ingenium - Scipio Hispanus - new man, novus homo - res novae , revolution - nobilis - after c. 200: descendant of consul - power and exclusion - Gaius Marius and Quintus Caecilius Metellus, cos. 109 II. Power - education (history, law, religion, rhetoric) + tradition of state service - wealth - land + usury - conspicuous consumption
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Unformatted text preview: - family - support of experience- kin + in-laws- friends- amicitia , friendship; amicus , friend (familiaritas = friendship in our sense)- gratia , favor, thanks- clients- economic- legal - Gaius Verres 70: Quintus Hortensius + Quintus, Lucius, and Marcus Caecilius Metellus- individual and communal III. Checks and Balances- great individuals, not class- no common policy- competition - looseness of patronage- independence of voters IV. The Importance of Being Known- a noble funeral: Polybius 6. 53-54...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2009 for the course CLA 218 taught by Professor Edwardj.champlin during the Spring '09 term at Princeton.

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