Being a Roman Citizen by Jane F. Gardner

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The status of citizen was increasingly the right of the majority in the Roman empire and brought important privileges and exemption from certain forms of punishment. However, not all Roman citizens were equal; for example bastards, freed persons, women, the physically and mentally handicapped, under-25s, ex-criminals and soldiers were subject to restrictions and curtailments on their capacity to act. Being a Roman Citizen examines these forms of limitation and discrimination and thereby throws into sharper focus Roman conceptions of citizenship and society.

About Jane F. Gardner

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Jane studied under former poet laureate Bill Manhire.
Published March 11, 2002 by Routledge. 256 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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