The Client-Patron Model of Early Rome

How powerful men interacted with those beneath them

High-class Romen men would often be the patron to multiple clients as a show of prestige and power. Source: Wikimedia Commons, Albert Kretschmer.

TThe Client-Patron relationship between Romans was an integral part to running the early republic. While it fell off and morphed towards the imperial age of Rome, it was as important to the early Romans as concepts of honour were to Edo-period Japanese and piety to later Christians.

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Jordan Fearn

Jordan Fearn

Technology, History, Climate Change, and Politics, I write about what pops into my head.