What does Act I suggest about the Roman concept of equality?
Students can consider the information that we are given in this act about Roman social stratification and the meaning of equality for individual characters. With regards to the former, Rome is a republic in which the public has huge influence on the success or failure of members in the political class. That being said, there are clearly drawn lines between the political and working classes, suggesting a social situation marked by endemic inequality. When referring to the working class, politicians repeatedly use language implying lowness, ignorance, or unruliness. There is also a prevalent assumption that the...
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