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SOCIAL LIFE AT ROME IN THE AGE OF CICERO

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Social Life in Rome at the Time of CiceroWe tend to think of the Roman Empire as one monolithic entity, with a certain set of social characteristics and political organization. However the Empire and the Republic that preceded it was not static. The sheer size of its territory and it population meant that within its borders could be found many different ways of living. Moreover, Roman culture and society were not static; they evolved over time.

The Roman Empire at its end was far different than the Roman Empire at its height, and the society of the Roman Empire was in itself different than the culture that existed during the Republic. To fully understand the Empire and its people we must look at its social life in different eras. This book examines the social life of the Roman world at the time of Cicero, near the end of the Roman Republic, when the old republican institutions were crumbling and would soon give way to the Empire.



SOCIAL LIFE AT ROME IN THE AGE OF CICERO

BY W. WARDE FOWLER, M.A.

'Ad illa mihi pro se quisque acriter intendat animum, quae vita, quae mores fuerint.'--LIVY, Praefatio.




Table of Contents

SOCIAL LIFE AT ROME IN THE AGE OF CICERO
BY W. WARDE FOWLER, M.A.
  AMICO VETERRIMO
  I.A. STEWART
  ROMAE PRIMUM VISAE
  COMES MEMOR
  D.D.D.
  PREFATORY NOTE
  W.W.F.
  CHAPTER I
  TOPOGRAPHICAL
  CHAPTER II
  THE LOWER POPULATION (PLEBS URBANA)
  CHAPTER III
  THE MEN OF BUSINESS AND THEIR METHODS
  CHAPTER IV
  THE GOVERNING ARISTOCRACY
  CHAPTER V
  MARRIAGE: AND THE ROMAN LADY
  CATULL. 85.
  CHAPTER VI
  THE EDUCATION OF THE UPPER CLASSES
  CHAPTER VII
  THE SLAVE POPULATION
  CHAPTER VIII
  THE HOUSE OF THE RICH MAN, IN TOWN AND COUNTRY
  CHAPTER IX
  THE DAILY LIFE OF THE WELL-TO-DO
  PLAN OF A TRICLINIUM.
  CHAPTER X
  HOLIDAYS AND AMUSEMENTS
  CHAPTER XI
  RELIGION
  EPILOGUE
  INDEX
  THE END
  APPENDIX
  FOOTNOTES


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