Society and Politics in Ancient Rome: Essays and Sketches

Society and Politics in Ancient Rome: Essays and Sketches

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Society and Politics in Ancient Rome: Essays and Sketches

Society and Politics in Ancient Rome: Essays and Sketches

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The papers which are included in this volume have been written at intervals during the last ten or fifteen years. Two of them, Literature and the Common People of Rome and Roman Women in the Trades and the Professions, are now published for the first time. The others have appeared in the Transactions of the American Philological Association, the Arena, the Classical Journal, Classical Philology, Modern Philology, the New England Magazine, the Sewanee Review, Scribner's Magazine, and the Yale Review, and to the publishers of these periodicals the writer is indebted for permission to reproduce them here. The social, political, and literary questions which are discussed in them--the participation of women in public life, municipal politics, the tendencies of parliamentary government, realism in fiction, the influence of the theatre, and like matters--were not peculiar to Roman civilization, but they are of all time, and confront all civilized peoples. We are grappling with them to-day, and to see what form they took . . .

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