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TABLE IV: PATRIA PROTESTAS: RIGHTS OF HEAD OF FAMILY



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TABLE IV: PATRIA PROTESTAS: RIGHTS OF HEAD OF FAMILY

Ø      Quickly kill ... a dreadfully deformed child.

Ø      If a father thrice surrender a son for sale, the son shall be free from the father.

TABLE XI: SUPPLEMENTARY LAWS

Ø      Intermarriage shall not take place between plebeians and patricians



C.     What do the laws above reveal about Roman society? ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________

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The coliseum was a stadium-like structure, which held deadly gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights free of charge. the emperor and wealthy citizens often used this free entertainment as a way to subdue the angry lower class of ancient Rome.

D. For what types of activities did the Romans use the Coliseum? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



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