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Patronage. PATRON CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. EMPEROR nominates SALVIUS to an important priesthood. SALVIUS obtains Building contract For HATERIUS. HATERIUS orders Distribution of Sportula to CLIENTS. You scratch my back and I will scratch yours!. Give and Take. Patroni Sportula Food

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Patronage

Patronage


Patron client relationship

PATRON CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

EMPEROR nominates

SALVIUS to an

important priesthood.

SALVIUS obtains

Building contract

For HATERIUS.

HATERIUS orders

Distribution of

Sportula to CLIENTS.

You scratch my back and I will scratch yours!


Give and take

Give and Take

Patroni

  • Sportula

  • Food

  • Money

  • Protection

  • Referrals

  • advice

Clientes

  • Political support

  • Accompany at events

  • Witness wills

  • Pack dinners

  • Entourage


Roman society

Roman Society

SENATORIALCLASS

EMPEROR

EQUESTRIAN

CLASS (EQUITES)

PEOPLE

(PLEBS)


The emperor

The Emperor

  • All purple toga – toga picta

  • Head of all patrons

  • Lives on Palatine Hill

  • Held consulship and pontifexmaximus permanently


Senators

Senators

  • Political leaders

  • Elected, born into it, or bestowed upon them

  • Wide purple stripe – toga praetexta

  • 1 million sesterces requirement

  • Live on Esquiline hill


Equites

Equites

  • Upper-middle class – requirement of 400,000 sesterces

  • Many equites were businessmen, although many were active in politics. Only a member of the equestrian class might be governor of Egypt.

  • Could wear a gold ring as a status symbol and a toga with a narrow stripe – tunica angusticlavii


Plebs

Plebs

  • Wide range of jobs and finances

  • Majority of people, but not slaves or wealthy

  • Heavily rely on patrons

  • Live in insulae in Subura


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