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Everyday Lives of Romans in the Time of Cicero

Summary: The social structure of Rome and her provinces in the 1st Century BC was firmly stratified in to classes based on wealth and status or prestige. The hierarchy was considered both political and social, determining both public power (potestas), personal power (potentia) and a family's gratia or influence and thus encompassing all aspects of a citizen's life.
In order to understand the daily lives of roman society in the time of Cicero (106 - 43 BC) in terms of basic features like housing, urban poor/violence, health and hygiene we must first understand the general values of the society through aspects such as the social structure, tradition and values, the role of family and the pater familias, women and marriage customs and the forum. These encompassing features affect all roman citizens and allow us to understand the nature and culture of daily life in the 1st century. Contemporary historians were more concerned with extortionary events and people of the period so to fully understand the basic day to day life of the Romans we must look at a range of ancient, modern and archaeological sources with topical examples to provide balanced and unbiased information from which to draw conclusions from about the everyday lives of the ancient...

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