Your name was also a mark of citizenship gaius julius

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Your name was also a mark of citizenship Gaius Julius Caesar –  praenomen, nomen, cognomen Praenomen is your first name Nomen is the family name Cognomen is the nick name for your family Julia – female form of  nomen Julia can be his Aunt, Daughter, and Sister o Titus Livius o Marcus Tullius Cicero o Quintus Tullius Cicero o Marcus Lieinus Crassus Understanding Roman Social Structure Basis of Wealth and Status in Roman Society o Land
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o Moveable Goods (agricultural goods) Three overlapping but separate forms of status: o Hereditary social order o Legal status o Socio-economic class, based on wealth and its source The hereditary Social Classes: patrician, plebeians o What do we know about the division of Romans into patrician and  plebian? How was it set up, according to Dionysius of Halicarnassus  (#7)? Patrician vs. Plebian family names: Junius, Julius, Cornelius are  patrician names, while Icinius, Octavius are plebian ones Certain priesthoods could only be held by patricians The Secession of the Plebs aka Conflict of the Orders: o Later roman historians believed that the plebeians went on strike  (repeatedly), made demands, including that laws be written down and  displayed publicly (The Twelve Tables), and the creation of specifically  plebian public offices. The conflict seems to have flared up repeatedly  over several hundreds years. o Table VII of the XII Tables 1. Let them keep the road in order. If they have not paved it, a  man may drive his team where he likes. 9. Should a tree on a neighbor’s farm be bent crooked by the  wind and lean over your farm, you may take legal action for  removal of that tree. 10. A man might gather up fruit that was falling down onto  another man’s farm. o Why do written laws matter? Because when it is written, you can’t arbitrarily changed the law Roman Legal Status o Freeborn ( ingenuii) o Slave ( servi )
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o Freed ( liberti ) o o Your status was indictated by your full legal name: Gaius Julius C(ai) f(ilius) Caesar Marcus Tullius M(arci) l (libertus) (Tiro) Socio-Economic Rank o Determined by the census, based on wealth and its source: Senatorial: freeborn landowner, property worth at least 1 million  sesterces Equestrian: freeborn landowner with property worth at least  400,000 sesterces o Below those two ranks, things get a little hazy why?
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  • Spring '06
  • Scerri
  • Ancient Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar, Romulus, Roman social structure, Roman political structure

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