By Lucia Raatma

Describes the background, govt, humans, tradition, points of lifestyle, and enduring legacy of historical Rome.

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2 . Devoto 19 pp. 44 - 9 Magaldi pp . 19 - Salmon 19 313-4, 1982 pp . 99-1 Brunt JRS 19 p . 99 arris 19 1 pp. 14 . 9, 19 pp. -8 Nagle 19 3 passim and with caution . Goehler pp 24- . 3 . Scrambling: Salmon 19 pp . 31 -11, 314, 1982 pp . 91-2 p . 31 . Conubium : Diod .

Salmon 19 19 8 p . 1 1 Gabba 19 p. Ilari p . 19, n . 34 Bodei Giglioni pp . 1 . 31 . 2 . 32 . It is true that a commander had absolute power over all soldiers he commanded but there appears to have been a distinct tendency to single out non-Romans for difficult tasks . See next note . 33 . 13 . 3 . - . Cf. Shatzman pp . 2 2-4 and n . 29 above . 34. eil . Pat . 2 with Sherwin-White 19 3 pp . 122-3 and Salmon 19 p. 3 8. 2 Romans and Italians at ome In our previous chapter we made a casual reference or two to the contemporary situation in Italy .

At the outbreak of the Social War the rebels claimed they furnished yearly double the number of infantry and cavalry which the Romans did . Modern research has vindicated their claim . Although the proportion of Italian to Roman troops obviously varied, throughout the period the Italian contribution was consistently higher. 28 And if the burdens of empire were greater so the rewards were less . 29 Allies might also be admitted to atin colonies . owever, the Italians do not appear to have had any legal claims on the alter publicus Romanus .

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