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alliance

alliance  

N. a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations: a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand | divisions within the alliance.
Aricia

Aricia  

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At the foot of the Alban hills (see Albanus mons), 25 km. (16 mi.) south-east of Rome, on the edge of a fertile volcanic depression (vallis Aricina); the impressive viaduct ...
Ariminum

Ariminum  

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On the Adriatic, was an Umbrian and Gallic settlement, which became a Latin colony (see ius Latii) in 268 bc (Velleius Paterculus 1. 14). An important harbour and road-centre, Ariminum ...
Arpinum

Arpinum  

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In Italy, a Volscian hill-town (see Volsci) in the Liris valley, modern Arpino, with interesting polygonal walls. Rome captured Arpinum from its Samnite conquerors and gave it civitas sine suffragio ...
Bacchiads

Bacchiads  

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Aristocrats of Corinth, claimed Heraclid descent from King Bacchis. After suppressing the kingship c.750 bc they ruled, 200 in number, until Cypselus overthrew them c.657. Corinth's western interests ...
Caerites

Caerites  

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(Caeretans) were the inhabitants of the Etruscan city of Caere. But the name was also applied to a category of Roman citizens, and occurs in the phrase tabulae Caeritum (‘tables ...
Capua

Capua  

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By c.600 bc, Capua was an Etruscan city and head of a league of twelve cities. The surrounding area was known as the ager Campanus (see campania). After 474, when the Etruscans were defeated by a ...
Caracalla

Caracalla  

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(ad 188–217), nicknamed Caracalla, emperor ad 198–217. Elder son of L. Septimius Severus, originally called Septimius Bassianus; renamed after Marcus Aurelius and made Caesar in 195. Augustus in 198, ...
Citizenship, Roman

Citizenship, Roman   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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The conceptualization of communal membership at Rome and Roman practice in extending it have served since the second century bce

citizenship, Roman

citizenship, Roman   Reference library

Michael H. Crawford

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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In both the Greek and the Roman world in the Archaic period, it seems that communities were open to the arrival of people from elsewhere, at all social levels, whether one thinks of ... More
civitas

civitas  

In Antiquity the term civitas designated the territory put under the authority of a capital town. In Gaul, in Germany, in Britain, this territory usually corresponded to that occupied by ...
Claudius

Claudius  

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(10 bc–54 ad)Roman emperor (41–54 ad). He spent his early life engaged in historical study, prevented from entering public life by his physical infirmity; he was proclaimed emperor after the murder ...
commercium

commercium  

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Was the right of any Latinus (see Latini) to own Roman land and to enter into contracts with a Roman that were according to the forms of Roman law and ...
Cornelius Balbus, Lucius

Cornelius Balbus, Lucius  

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(RE 70)nephew of L. Cornelius Balbus (1) and distinguished as ‘Balbus minor’ in Cicero's letters, received the Roman citizenship with his uncle. In 49 and 48 bc he undertook ...
cosmopolitanism

cosmopolitanism  

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The philosophical idea that human beings have equal moral and political obligations to each other based solely on their humanity, without reference to state citizenship, national identity, religious ...
Cumae

Cumae  

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(Gk. Cӯmē),Euboean colony, founded c.740 bc opposite Pithecusae. It was the earliest colony on the Italian mainland, and dominated coastal Campania from 700, in turn founding Neapolis, Dicaearchia ...
Formiae

Formiae  

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On the via Appia above Gaeta. A Volscian settlement, it was given part-citizen rights (sine suffragio) in 338 bc, and the full franchise in 188 bc (see citizenship, Roman). It ...
freedmen

freedmen  

 Emancipated slaves were more prominent in Roman society than in Greek city‐states or Hellenistic kingdoms (see slavery). Lat. lībertus/a designates the ex‐slave in relation to former owner ...
freedom

freedom  

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Freedom ride in the US, an organized ride in buses or other public transport as a demonstration against racial segregation; the term was used particularly in the context of civil rights ...
freedom in the ancient world

freedom in the ancient world  

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The distinction free–unfree is attested in the earliest Greek and Roman texts (Linear B, Homer, Twelve Tables). As ‘chattel slavery’ became predominant, earlier status plurality was often replaced by ...

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