The Common People of Ancient Rome eBook

Frank Frost Abbott
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  and the Menippean satire;
  and the Milesian tale;
  and the prologue of comedy;
  and the mime;
  the Satirae perhaps a mixture of many types;
  originated with Petronius. 
Poetry of the common people,
  borrowed from the Augustan poets;
  folk poetry;
  children’s jingles. 
  his benefactions;
  ordered to march against Caesar;
  et passim in chapter on Curio. 
  controlled by corporations;
  attempts at government regulation. 
Probus, the “Appendix” of. 
Prose-poetic form.

Ritschl, the Plautine scholar. 
Romance, the realistic, origin obscure. 
  (See Petronius, Satirae.)
Romance languages,
  causes of their differentiation, Groeber’s theory;
  Ascoli’s theory;
  date of their beginning;
  descended from colloquial Latin;
  reasons of their agreement;
  common source. 
Romances, the Greek, theory of origin.

Salaries of municipal officers. 
  (See also Wages.)
Scaptius and Cicero. 
Seneca the elder, “Controversiae,”. 
Strasburg oath. 

Theatres a municipal expense. 
Trimalchio’s Dinner.

Urso, constitution of.

Wages in Roman times;
  compared with to-day;
  and guilds;
  and slavery. 
  (See also Salaries.)


[1] Cf. A. Ernout, Le Parler de Preneste, Paris, 1905.

[2] The relation between Latin and the Italic dialects may be illustrated by an extract or two from them with a Latin translation.  An Umbrian specimen may be taken from one of the bronze tablets found at Iguvium, which reads in Umbrian:  Di Grabouie, saluo seritu ocrem Fisim, saluam seritu totam Iiouinam (Iguvinian Tables VI, a. 51), and in Latin:  Deus Grabovi, salvam servato arcem Fisiam, salvam servato civitatem Iguvinam.  A bit of Oscan from the Tabula Bantina (Tab.  Bant. 2, 11) reads:  suaepis contrud exeic fefacust auti comono hipust, molto etanto estud, and in Latin:  siquis contra hoc fecerit aut comitia habuerit, multa tanta esto.

[3] Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, IX, 782, furnishes a case in point.

[4] Cf. G. Mohl, Introduction a la chronologie du Latin vulgaire, Paris, 1899.

[5] Pauly-Wissowa, Real-Encyclopadie, IV, 1179 ff.

[6] Marquardt, Roemische Staatsverwaltung, II, p. 463.

[7] Cf., e.g., Pirson, La langue des inscriptions Latines de la Gaule, Bruxelles, 1901; Carnoy, Le Latin d’Espagne d’apres les inscriptions, Bruxelles, 1906; Hoffmann, De titulis Africae Latinis quaestiones phoneticae, 1907; Kuebler, Die lateinische Sprache auf afrikanischen Inschriften (Arch, fuer lat.  Lex., vol.  VIII), and Martin, Notes on the Syntax of the Latin Inscriptions Found in Spain, Baltimore, 1909.

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