The Influence of Wealth in Imperial Rome

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The Influence of Wealth in Imperial Rome  (1910) 
by William Stearns Davis

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1910.

CONTENTS

  1. CHAPTERPAGE
  2. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    i
  3. I.
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    1
  4. II.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    6
  5. 1.
    The Increasing Scramble for Wealth
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    6
  6. 2.
    Bribery and Political Corruption
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    10
  7. 3.
    The Plundering by Governors in the Provinces
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    16
  8. 4.
    The Tax-farmers and Usurers Under the Republic
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    23
  9. III.
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    37
  10. 1.
    The Prosperity of the Early Empire, and the Process of Romanization
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    37
  11. 2.
    The Ancient Attitude Toward the Means of Gain
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    56
  12. 3.
    Great Fortunes and Millionaires
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    65
  13. 4.
    Banking and Interest
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    72
  14. 5.
    Sea Traffic and Foreign Commerce
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    80
  15. 6.
    Roman Roads and Land Travel
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    95
  16. 7.
    Internal Commerce and Industry
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    105
  17. 8.
    Local Trading, Especially in Rome
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    115
  18. 9.
    The Professional Careers as Means of Livelihood
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    122
  19. 10.
    Landed Property
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    138
  20. IV.
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    152
  21. 1.
    Roman Luxury and Roman Sumptuary Laws
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    152
  22. 2.
    Debtors and Spendthrifts
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    163
  23. 3.
    Houses and Villas
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    167
  24. 4.
    Gourmandizing, Costly Funerals and Other Extravagances
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    174
  25. 5.
    The Delators
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    187
  26. V.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    194
  27. 1.
    The Life of the Lower Classes in Rome
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    194
  28. 2.
    The Slaves
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    206
  29. 3.
    The Freedmen
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    217
  30. 4.
    The Condition and Rise of the Lower Classes
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    224
  31. 5.
    The Roman Guilds
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    229
  32. 6.
    The Small Farmers and Coloni
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    237
  33. VI.
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    248
  34. 1.
    The Ancient Idea of Beneficence
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    248
  35. 2.
    The Benefactions of the Rich
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    253
  36. 3.
    Private and Semi-Private Exhibitions of Games
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    263
  37. 4.
    The Sportula. Receipt of Donatives by the Rich
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    268
  38. 5.
    Presents on the Saturnalia
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    273
  39. 6.
    Certain "Modern" Phases
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    276
  40. 7.
    "Back to the Country"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    283
  41. VII.
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    288
  42. 1.
    Money and Motives in Marriage
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    288
  43. 2.
    Divorce and the Causes Thereof
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    291
  44. 3.
    Childlessness
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    296
  45. 4.
    Marriage Legislation
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    300
  46. 5.
    Happier Marriages
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    305
  47. 6.
    Legacy Hunting
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    309
  48. VIII.
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    314

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