Introduction to Ancient Rome

CC (s)302 (82005) Summer 2009

Forum Romanum

Late-Roman (and idyllic!) depiction of a latifundium, or large-scale 'plantation', as first developed during the Republic

Late 2nd cent. BC coin, showing voting procedure: the figure on the left receives his ballot from the central, seated figure; the figure on the right is depositing his ballot in a voting urn, having crossed a short wooden bridge

Pergamon, capital of the kingdom Attalus III bequeathed to Rome

Chained slaves, captured in war (the main workforce used on latifundia)

Evidence of Roman land-allotment (centuriation): this aerial photograph, taken during WWII over northern Italy, clearly shows the lasting traces of Roman division of land into large squares, and smaller, rectangular plots

Death of Gaius Gracchus

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