mos maiorum: "way of our ancestors"
novus homo: "new man"
res novae: "new things"
|small family farms||latifundia (large estates)|
|negotium (occupation)||otium (leisure)|
|old-time religion||eastern cults|
|patria potestas||wild youth|
virtus (< vir, "male, man")
Transmission of Values: The Family
Elite Men: tria nomina
M(arcus) Tullius CiceroWomen: feminine form of nomen only
Praenomen Nomen Cognomen
Tullia (Secunda, Tertia etc.)Slave: single name
TiroFreedman: owner's praenomen, nomen + name
M(arcus) Tullius TiroTransmission of Ideology: The State
Literature (literary, historical exempla)
I invite the reader's attention to ... consideration of the kind of lives our ancestors lived ... in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid. -- Livy, preface
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