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Subject: Re: (urth) Was Rome Worth the Trouble?
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 18 Jun 2003 20:21:40 -0700

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 19:45, Andrew Bollen wrote:

> Latro's vision of his home, with his aged father plowing the fields, doesn't
> suggest a very patrician background, but on the other hand, he has a
> patrician kind of name in Lucius (Lucius Brutus = foiunder of the republic,
> in 509), so perhaps we are to think of an exiled patrician family in reduced
> circumstances?

A Republican patrician family wasn't necessarily wealthy. Cincinnatus, 
the famous dictator, owned an estate of three acres, where he worked in
the field personally. Later Romans used to go on about it.




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