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Roman Culture

What did it mean for the various people of the time to be 'Roman' in the Roman Empire?

Is it actually possible to speak of a single unique Roman culture imposed or maintained through imperial power?

How were culture, identity and power shaped in particular by social factors such as religion, gender, the economy, status in the various regions of the vast empire? Was there such a society that had shared values?

Is it possible to recognize a pattern of learned and shared behavior among the people of the Roman Empire? We try to find out what the Roman Empire may have meant across the multiplicity of cultures and identities that it covered.

Did you know?

Latin was originally spoken in the region around Rome. It gained great importance as the formal language of the Roman Empire. All Romance languages descend from a Latin parent, and many words based on Latin are found in other modern languages such as English.


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