The Common People of Ancient Rome eBook

Frank Frost Abbott
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 203 pages of information about The Common People of Ancient Rome.
Church, the Christian, influence on the spread of Latin. 
  quotation from a letter in colloquial style;
  his “corrupt practices act,”;
  and Scaptius;
  and Curio;
  correspondence with Matius. 
Civic pride of Romans. 
Civil war, outbreak of. 
Combinations in restraint of trade;
  government intervention. 
Common people,
  their language logical;
  progressive and conservative elements. 
Common people of Rome,
  their language (see Latin, colloquial);
  their religious beliefs;
  philosophy of life;
  belief in future life. 
Controversiae of the schools of rhetoric. 
  aid the government;
  collect taxes;
  in politics;
  many small stockholders. 
Cromer, Lord, “Ancient and Modern Imperialism,”. 
  funeral games in his father’s honor;
  relations with Cicero;
  beginning of public life;
  relations with Caesar;
  openly espouses Caesar’s cause;
  as quaestor;
  in the Clodian affair;
  Caelius’s opinion of him;
  as tribune;
  relations with Pompey;
  forces conservatives to open hostilities;
  his part in the civil war;

Dacia, Latin in. 
Dialects in Italy, their disappearance. 
Diez, the Romance philologist. 
Diocletian’s policy;
  his edict to regulate prices;
  discovery of document;
  amount extant;
  provisions of the edict;
  made prices uniform;
  its prices are retail;
  interesting deductions;

English language in India. 
  deal with the common people;
  length of Roman epitaphs;
  along Appian Way;
  sentiments expressed;
  show religious beliefs;
  gods rarely named;
  Mother Earth. 
Epitaphs, metrical,
  praises of women predominate;
  literary merit;
Etienne, Henri, first scholar to notice colloquial Latin.

  cost of, comparison with to-day;
  free distribution of.

Gracchi, the. 
Greek language,
  in Italy;
  not conquered by Latin;
  influence on Latin. 
Groeber’s theory of the differentiation of the Romance languages;
  criticism of. 
  were non-political;
  inscriptional evidence;
  comparison of conditions in East and West;
  no attempts to raise wages;
  religious character;
  began to enter politics;
  attitude of government toward;

Hempl’s theory of language rivalry. 
Horace, his “curiosa felicitas,”.

Inscription from Pompeii, in colloquial Latin.

Julia, death of. 
Julian’s edict to regulate the price of grain.

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