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.

Labor-unions. (See Guilds.)
Lactantius, “On the Deaths of Those Who Persecuted (the Christians),”. 
Languages spoken in Italy in the early period;
  influence of other languages on Latin, 22. (See also Greek.)
Latin language,
  unifying influences;
  evidence of inscriptions;
  causes of its spread;
    government officials;
    the church;
    its superiority not a factor;
    sentiment a cause;
    “peaceful invasion,”. 
Latin, colloquial, its study neglected till recently;
  first noticed in modern times by Henri Etienne;
  its forms, how determined;
  ancient authority for its existence;
  evidence of the Romance languages;
  aid derived from a knowledge of spoken English;
  analytical formation of tenses;
  extant specimens;
  causes of variation;
  external influences on;
  influence of culture;
  definition of colloquial Latin;
  relation to literary Latin;
  careless pronunciation;
  accent different from literary Latin;
  confusion of genders;
  monotonous style;
  tendencies in vocabulary, 64-7: 
    in syntax;
  effect of loss of final letters;
  reunion with literary Latin;
  still exists in the Romance languages;
  date when it became the separate Romance language;
  specimens quoted. 
Latin, literary,
  modelled on Greek;
  relation to colloquial Latin;
  standardized by grammarians;
  style unnatural;
  reunion with colloquial Latin;
Latin, preliterary. 
Laws of the Twelve Tables;
  excerpt from. 
Living, cost of, comparison with to-day. 
Livius Andronicus. 
Lucan’s account of the death of Curio.

Matius, Gaius,
  early life and character;
  with Caesar in Gaul;
  friendship with Caesar, passim;
  accepted no office;
  devotion to Caesar;
  unpopularity due to it;
  correspondence with Cicero;
  defence of his devotion to Caesar;
  prompted Cicero’s best philosophical works;
  later life;
  literary works. 
Menippean satire. 
Milesian tales. 
Money, unit of.

Ninus romance;
  and Petronius.

Organization, of capitalists (see Corporations);
  of labor (see Guilds). 

  beginnings of, in Rome;
  effect on people. 
Patron, office of;
  benefactions of. 
Pervigilium Veneris. 
Petronius, Satirae;
  excerpt from;
  original size;
  Trimalchio’s Dinner;
  satirical spirit;
  literary criticism;
  Horatian humor;
  cynical attitude;
  prose-poetic form;
  origin of this genre of literature;
  the Satirae and the epic;
  and the heroic romance;

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