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Republic Rome

The exploration of Republican Roman history through various primary sources provides a powerful glimpse into the society, politics, and culture of the classical period.

In Classical Rome, the education of children, particularly sons, was traditionally seen as the role of servile grammarians and Roman men. Grammarians provided the basic knowledge of rhetoric and. . .

In the Roman Republican era, women lived in what could only be described as a quiet slave-like existence. The limitations of her sex manifested itself through all aspects of Roman life: Her husband served as her “tutor” and. . .

In ancient Roman society, being a successful public orator was almost synonymous with being famous. For an example, look no further than Cicero: His speeches during the trials of Gaius Verres, a corrupt governor. . .