The Romans

The Romans - The Romans Introduction Roman Values...

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The Romans Introduction Arrived in Italy around 1000 BC Latin people; Indo-European Of all the ancient peoples, Rome was most like America in terms of values Roman Values Pietas=piety o Respect for and a sense of duty towards the gods, family, and state Gravitas o Taking things seriously when it is appropriate to do so Hard work Simple tastes Honor, honesty, and courage Did not particularly value: o Beauty o Charm o Imagination Transmitting the Values Most important value in Roman society is family Core family= mother, father, child Father responsible for transmitting values…or…. Forefathers and foremothers o History teaches values o Example. .Lincoln never lied Institutions
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Kingdom to 509 BC Roman Republic 509-27 BC Main institutions of republic Centuriate assembly o Like the Athenian assembly o All roman citizens were at least represented o They did not vote like Athenians, they voted in centuries, 100 men o No debate was allowed, simply came and counted their vote
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