O18. Social Life in Early Empire

O18. Social Life in Early Empire - Classics 2123: The Roman...

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Lecture 18: Social Life in the Early Empire Readings: BHR 241-5; Shelton 9-13, 41-42, 134-139, 141-157, 160, 220-226, 232-250, 377-81, 383-88, 391-401 I. Education and Schools (Shelton 134-139, 141-157, 160) o Vocational training o the grammaticus o the rhetor o Study Abroad (Shelton 160) o Development of Declamation II. Patrons, Clients, and Adoption (Shelton 9-13, 41-42) III. Slaves and Freedmen o Developments in Slaveholding o Stoics and slaves (Shelton 221) o ‘Compassionate’ attitude of some (Shelton 220, 222-226) o Rise of the freedman class (Shelton 232-250) IV. Public Entertainments A. The Circus (Shelton, pp. 338-339) - chariot-racing interested and attracted Romans from early on and throughout the Empire - in Rome eventually four circuses; most famous the Circus Maximus: ca. 680 yards long, 150 yards wide; could seat 150,000 - a long, narrow track with a center divider; 12 starting gates; 7 times around the track: markers noted which lap of the race it was; winner awarded a victory crown and prize money
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