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Cause poor people didn’t leave literary evidence o Pedites:  foot-soldiers (not enough money to supply a horse in war) o Proletarii : those who owned no land, ineligible to serve in the army. Need a scale? A roman soldier in the 1 st  century BC earned 900 sesterces a  year. So a senator’s income was then worth about 1200 times a  soldier’s income. Today a US private earns 20,000 so multiply  by 1200 = $24,000,000 To Simplify… Senatorial class was the frosting….equestrian is the  skimming….everyone else is lower Patron and Clients—the  clientele  system o Relationship between a less powerful individual (client) and a more  powerful one (patron) Not necessarily tied to income o Each side had duties specified by custome and tradition. o For partrons? Representation of clients in court, accompany
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o For clients? Salutation , accompany patron in the morning o The advantage of the clientele system tie in roman society together  and it ties it vertically in a web 10/1/2010 Roman Families  What do we think of when we say “family?” o family member brother, father, dog, cat, sister, mother, dad, parents o a Nuclear Family Obamas Consists of Mom dad and kids o An extended family What did the Romans think of when they said “ familia o Based on roman theatre inscription 1. Nuclear Family Mother father chidren 2. Nuclear Family and extended Family o Family is also considered with slaves o They include nuclear extended and slaves and freed slaves. They all  share the same nomen Understanding the Roman Family o Paterfamilias  and  patria potestas  (Shelton 15)
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“Romulus granted the roman father the absolute power over his  son and it was valid until his father was dead. Whether to ill or  work on the farm or even kill him or even sell his son into  slavery.” Fathers had absolute power until he’s dead Applied to sons but daughters have the power to patria potestas  from their father to their husbands or their husband’s fathers What the law says and what people do doesn’t always apply  esp for patria potestas o Husbands and Wives Each person is owned by his/her own father o Marriages Upper class Arranged The brides family will pay of dowry. Remains as a  property of the women’s family Children stayed with their father Both men and women needs to consent o Children -28 Shelton Controlling fertility o Contraception o Abortion o Exposure Adopting a child Ceasar adopt shis great-nephew Gaius Octavius o Gaius Julius Caesar father o Caius Julius Caesar Ocavianus adopted
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  • Spring '06
  • Scerri
  • Ancient Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar, Romulus, Roman social structure, Roman political structure

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