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Transcript of Roman Empire
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The higher education provided by Grammatici or rhetores
The rhetor was a teacher of public speaking
Rhetoric does not give much knowledge as a mode of expression and decorum
Primary Education divided into two:
who could pay the pedagogue
reinforced by regular beating
Trained to be calligraphers and scribe
Daughters of the senatorial and equestrian during the Empire
An educated wife was a great asset
Example : Hypatia of Alexandria
The Roman obsession with documents and public inscriptions
The Imperial bureaucracy was so dependent on writing
Illiterate Roman subjects would have someone to read or write their official documents
They had an extensive priestly archive
Inscriptions appear throughout the Empire in connection with statues and small votive
magic spell : Greek Magical Papyri
Books were expensive : each copy had to written out individually on a roll of papyrus
Book & Literacy
Full of unexplained phenomena, darkness and fear.
Spiritual objects and living things.
The Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles.
prayers are offered by the priest and oaths are sworn for the purpose for business, clientage or services
Animal sacrifice-it is for the office rituals to Gods and thanksgiving
Human sacrifice-it is rare but documented
formal oration or panegyric in praise of the dead.
Sow to Ceres
offering to chthonic deities
Roman Society, Roman Life
Census, foundation of civilizations
The Civilized City
The entire concept of Roman life seemed to center around the city, be this the city of Rome itself or any other town.
Romans were after all social creatures, which craved being part of a society.
A Roman was always subject to the gaze of his fellow citizens.
Two Traditional Parties
Main role was to interpret the will of the gods by studying the omens
Public priesthood of six women devoted to the cultivation of Vesta, goddess of the hearth of the Roman state and its vital flame.
Attached to the cult of an individual god and looked after the god's temple
Life after death
The Roman Empire was one of the greatest and most authoritative civilizations in world history. It began in the city of Rome in 753 BC and lasted for effectively over 1000 years. During that time Rome grew to rule much of Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa.
Roman Empire was the post republican of the ancient roman civilization. Religion play an important role in Roman Empire. There were several gods and they were practicing Christianity and doing sacrifices. They also celebrating festivals and believed in superstitions. Romans has their own life style. Education was playing an important role. Women were specialized in some kind of studies. They were two kind of education as well primary and secondary. The seven wonders were the historical monuments Roman Empire architecture.
Architecture: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World