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Roman Citizenship

Roman citizens

 

What did it mean to be a citizen of ancient Rome?

 

There were not only sharp divisions in Roman society between citizens and noncitizens, but also a distinct hierarchy of class within the citizen body. As time went on Roman society naturally evolved and became more complex, and this hierarchy evolved along with it.

 

Like the ancient Greeks before them the Romans considered citizenship a privileged status. Citizenship offered Continue reading Roman Citizenship