Q1. Study Questions for Lecture 2

Q1. Study Questions for Lecture 2 - What was dignitas Who...

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Classics 2123: The Roman Way Spring 2008 Study Questions for Lecture 2. Roman Society and Roman Values 1. How did the Romans conceive of virtus ? 2. What did a Roman mean by pietas ? How did Roman notions of pietas differ from what English speakers mean by ‘piety’? 3. What did fides mean to a Roman? Who was expected to show fides ? 4.
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Unformatted text preview: What was dignitas ? Who had it? How was it won? 5. How did one obtain auctoritas ? 6. What was mos maiorum and why was it important? 7. Why is Polybius’ description of a Roman funeral valuable to us? 8. What do we learn about actual Roman values from Horace’s fable of the country mouse and the city mouse?...
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