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Morality and Religion in Ancient Rome

by Brendan Heard, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Roman world was a pagan society with a very strong moral code – but what can be hard for people to understand is that, while moral, that code was very different from our own. Religion was everywhere and part of everything Romans did. Religion’s role was to

Patricians and Plebeians in Ancient Rome

by Kevin Blood In the Roman citizenry there existed two distinct social classes or orders.  The patricians (patres – fathers) and the plebeians (plebs – multitude). To understand the political, social, economic and military developments that happened in the Roman Republic, it is important to understand how early republican society functioned and was organised according