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brief introduction (a letter often delivered by travelers from influential persons)
A member of one of the noble families of the ancient Roman Republic, which before the third century b.c. had exclusive rights to the Senate and the magistracies
On returning home, if one desired to continue Cursus Honorum they were quastores (managing money, lasted one year, qualified men for senate)
After a year interval, an ex-quaestor would become one of 10 tribunes of the people (plebs)
ex-quaestors could be appointed one of 6 aedilis, responsible for public upkeep of buildings
ran Roman Law courts, or maybe govern one of twenty-eight provinces (excluding 10 most important). governors of province lasted three years
highest position in cursus honorum. Two at a time, changed at one year intervals. Supervised government business
earlier form of marriage where bride completely dissociates with her family and goes to her husbands
106 BC - 43 BC; was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, Roman consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists
was a Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing.
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